Inter-Religious Dialogue (IRD)

“Promoting Peaceful Co-existence in Malawi”

This programme is one of the major CfSC pillars which strives to promote tolerance, mutual understanding and respect among ethno religious and political groups in the light of the Catholic Social Teaching (CST). The overall objective of this project is to increase religious tolerance leading to peaceful co-existence through dialogue among people who come from different backgrounds in selected districts in Malawi. This is done through three specific objectives, namely:

  1. To obtain the necessary information on the status of inter religious relations in order to effectively implement IRD/Conflict Management;
  2. To empower target groups by enhancing their knowledge about each other’s beliefs and practice and democratic values.
  3. To contribute to the establishment of causes and solutions to religious conflicts in Malawi.

Coordinated from Lilongwe, this project is currently being implemented in the following districts: Balaka, Lilongwe, Machinga, Mangochi, Salima and Zomba.