An inter-religious humanitarian response in the Central African Republic
Inter-religious action has played a key role in ensuring that social cohesion and inter-religious mediation remain on the international agenda in relation to response in the Central African Republic, where people’s faith is an integral part of their identity but where it has been manipulated in a horrific way.
CAFOD and Islamic Relief have a long history of working together to respond to humanitarian crises when, for reasons of security, conflict sensitivity or other risk factors, either organisation would have been unable to respond without this partnership. Prior to engaging in the Central African Republic (CAR) they therefore already had established ways of working together.
Mahoney, C (2014) ‘An inter-religious humanitarian response in the Central African Republic’, Forced Migration Review, [Online] pp. 42, 43, 44 Available at: http://www.fmreview.org/en/faith/mahony.pdf