Event Reports

Youth for Engagement

Reducing inter-confessional tensions by promoting dialogue among minorities

The organization ‘EDGE for Lebanon’ in cooperation with KAS Lebanon promoted several trainings on conflict resolution that brought together different young people from different regions and provided them with soft skills on conflict resolution.

Throughout history, Lebanon has witnessed conflicts with great cultural dimensions and implications, creating situations in which minorities are in great danger. Even in our current times, Lebanon is still not able to seek what is unifying and construct an egalitarian society that mobilizes its resources to defeat backwardness and improves the economy.

Thus, the objective of the cooperation between EDGE and KAS Lebanon is on the question of how can educational, academic and civil societies and their supporting institutions promote the cultural pluralism and engagement in mixed societies, by integrating concepts of minorities in the Lebanese culture especially the youth?

This is where the well-established civil society, which at some point works in parallel to the governmental institutions should take the initiative to create patterns that would break the cycle of conflict.

The organization ‘EDGE for Lebanon’ in cooperation with KAS Lebanon promoted several trainings on conflict resolution that brought together different young people from different regions and provided them with soft skills on conflict resolution.

In July 2016 the workshop series on conflict resolution techniques has been implemented and ended with the closing ceremony in December 2016. The main theme of the last workshop was Religious Conflicts and Human Rights. The participants organized a photo gallery under the title "When Rights are in Place, Religion becomes a Faith", with a primary message that injustice and poverty have no religion. The participants were asked to share their personal experiences with regards to Human Rights articles in their every-day lives.

Please click below to find a selection of pictures chosen by the participants with their personal stories in the Arabic and English language.

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