TAFAKARI INITIATIVE

TAFAKARI INITIATIVE

Faith for Health and Peace



There is growing recognition that religious leaders and communities of faith play an important role in shaping health seeking behavior, especially in conservative, traditional societies where science, religion, politics, culture, and morality intersect. Their opinions strongly dictate the behavioral norms of their communities, in particular maternal, neonatal, child health and peace. In environments where Islamic teachings are thought to be prohibitions, Imams and other Muslim religious leaders are able to play an intrinsic role, re-interpreting, authenticating and guiding their congregations according to foundational Islamic beliefs.
Programmes under this Initiative includes:


Faith for Health Programme: Islamic theological engagements on SRH among young people

Faith for Peace Programme: Advancing Religious Dialogues and Actions for Peace and security.