The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers (Network) is implementing the European Union-funded consortium project “Southeast Asia: Advancing Inter-Religious Dialogue and Freedom of Religion or Belief” (SEA-AIR). SEA-AIR Project aims to contribute to an improved consensus and a conducive environment for the protection of freedom of religion or belief and for a peaceful coexistence of groups and individuals with different religious affiliations in Southeast Asia. Specifically, the project aims to enhance local capacities to address discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief through interfaith understanding and mainstreaming at the country and regional level in South and Southeast Asian countries.
Under the Interfaith Fellowship Program (IFP) of the SEA-AIR project, the staff selected 60 grassroots change-makers from 10 countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Fellows use the context analysis and process design skills learned in the Fellowship trainings to develop and implement plans of action. Additionally, SEA-AIR provides financial support to Fellows through small grants to design peaceful coexistence actions in the region.
Learn how the Fellows have played an active role to support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic in the infographic below!