Funded by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), this initiative builds on an existing engagement (Collective Engagement for Religious Freedom CERF), enhancing its scope both vertically and horizontally.
The main objectives of ARC seek to sustain religious freedom by utilizing multi-sector engagement strengthening the commitment to pluralism and Rule of Law and by the intervention and advocation of inter-faith platforms for the right to religious freedom facilitating religious co-existence and non-discrimination.
The targeted participants will benefit from education surrounding pluralism, measures to prevent violent extremism, actualization activities, and selected training programmes on pluralism and the Rule of Law. ARC enables all participants to maintain religious discourse in a safe space where all parties can share their learnings and motivations. Moreover, there is an optical benefit of asserting to a divided society that a group of diverse religious leaders and varied persons are committed to the idea of a shared space where rights of individuals are absolute and not relative.