Aajra Shaikh (YES’07) and Vyom Raisurana (YES’12) were a part of The Interfaith Harmony Workshop was held in Rabat, Morocco from the 7th to the 9th of March 2016. The workshop aimed to have an interfaith dialogue between the YES Alumni thus promoting interfaith cooperation and to help in creating cultures of peace and justice for all.
The first day sessions started with the day started with discussions with Panel of local religious leaders where they shared their stories and experiences of how they had promoted interfaith dialogue in different communities across. The participants were then divided into small groups and discussions were held on understanding ourselves better, understanding other faiths, and approach to peace building.
The group also visited Fez, one of the oldest and best-preserved Islamic cities in the world along with a visit to International Institute for Languages and Cultures (INALC) where the topic of “Interfaith Efforts in Morocco-Fez” was addressed by Dr. Sadik Reddad. On the last day, the participants were again divided into small groups and they discussed on reflection from Fez visit and started building up Interfaith Communities. The very final activity was the cultural evening, wherein most people came dressed in their traditional attire and danced on their traditional music.