Poverty, inequity and social injustice are matters of conscience and demand a systematic response. Civil society plays a key role in development with Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) at the forefront of initiatives aimed at helping to achieve increased tolerance, social cohesion and understanding.
Faith communities, have undeniably, as strong a history of internecine strife and struggle as they do of cooperation and collaboration. It is against this framework of inter and intra disagreement, that there is a need to build and sustain existing links and to explore new initiatives.
This paper highlights practical examples of dialogue and collaboration between Muslim Aid and UMCOR showing how different Faith Communities make natural allies for the promotion and success of cross border linking and plays a part in making humanitarian work more efficient and effective whilst displaying that inter-faith cooperation means something practical as well as spiritual.
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