PeaceTech’s international program unites the youth of Indonesia with the youth of the Philippines. Their aim is to build understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim youth about Islam, Christianity and their respective cultures. By doing so, PeaceTech tackles ignorance, clarifies misperceptions, challenges prejudice and builds trust. The program is seen as a model for programs uniting Muslim and non-Muslim states.
The international program consists of the following components:
- Videoconference Events;
- The PeaceTech On-line Community; and
- PeaceTech Embassy
PeaceTech Videoconference 7 and 8 will unite Muslim and non-Muslim participants in Indonesia and the Philippines.
PeaceTech videoconferences will happen in the following cities:
- Makassar, Indonesia and Davao City, Philippines; and
- Jakarta, Indonesia and Manila, Philippines.
- To understand the extent of the problem in Muslim/non-Muslim relations;
- To understand the effects of discrimination towards Muslims, Christians and other religious groups;
- To understand how Islam and Christianity are religions of peace;
- To achieve greater solidarity between Muslim and non-Muslim youth; and
- To showcase the Indonesian-Filipino videoconferences as a model for dialogues between Muslim and non-Muslim states.
1. Relations between Muslims and Non-Muslims in Indonesia, the Philippines and around the world;
2. Causes of tensions: Ignorance; Self-interest; Politics;
3. Perceptions about Indonesians and Filipinos;
4. Perceptions about Muslims and Christians;
5. Costs of prejudice; and
6. Building a culture of peace:
* Islam and Christianity are religions of peace?
* How to build understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in ASEAN
* How to build understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims around the world
7. Petitions for ASEAN and the Organization of the Islamic Conference
Check out more at Peacetech.net to know how to participate.