A Faith Based Toolkit for Islamic Relief: Working in a Conflict
Islamic Relief’s focus is on working with communities to build resilience and reduce risk to future disasters. The values that motivate us are rooted in Islam, our identity as an Islamic-based organisation can help us connect with and gain the trust of vulnerable Muslim communities.
Our Islamic faith and commitment to community driven development have each inspired us to ask:
- What does it mean to be a Muslim INGO working in fragile or conflict environments?
- What inspiration and messages are provided for us by Islamic theology and history that can inform our approach to transforming conflict?
- Can this provide a stable foundation to approach transformation?
Islamic Relief found the answer to the last question to be a resounding ‘yes’. As a result, Islamic Relief has developed a faith based policy and toolkit to guide our activities in contexts of conflict and fragility.
Moore, L. (2014). A Faith Based Toolkit for Islamic Relief Working in a Conflict. Islamic Relief Worldwide, Birmingham [Online] Available: http://policy.islamic-relief.com/portfolio/working-in-conflict-a-faith-based-toolkit/