Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire : Young Christian and Muslim leaders take action for peace


An article in Abidjan.net (translation by CPNN)

Young Christian and Muslim leaders took part in a training for peace on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the initiative of the Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la recherche de la paix,. Following the training they began working to promote peace and social cohesion with an operational action plan for before, during and after the elections.

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This commitment is in line with the goals of the foundation, to equip young people with adequate tools to prevent or effectively manage possible community conflicts and to actively involve them in the preservation of peace in Côte d’Ivoire.

During the training, the young people were encouraged to appropriate the values ​​of the culture of peace in order to embody the change they should bring to others. They were urged to be extra vigilant to avoid the trap of false rumors, to verify any information they receive, and to refrain from propagating hate speech that could divide communities.

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