Towards United Values - Case Study Oman
Towards United Values
Case Study Oman
86 pages, 14,6 x 21,7 x 0,6 cm
BARAZA e.V. - www.baraza.ngo, 2019
Baraza" is Swahili for meeting place or council. It is a place of public audience or reception, a veranda, a stone seat in an entrance hall, a bench against the outside wall of a house, a raised platform roofed over in front of a house. It is a space to receive visitors, hold an audience, transact business, and allow people to gather on a regular basis. Informal or formal, a baraza represents a broad range of settings where people converge to hold conversations, discuss issues and try to solve problems.
There are thousands of efforts worldwide calling for acceptance of diversity. There are hundreds of religious and interfaith organizations fostering attitudes for living together in peace. There are dozens of governmental and international institutions promoting dialogue and and mutual understanding. But Oman´s initiative Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman´s Message of Islam is unique. It was undertaken by a small team with a modest budget, without ambitions or expectations of grandeur. They created it with the believe that could make a difference, because they were convinced by the power of message.
The Land of Security: Western Perceptions of Religious Tolerance in Oman
Douglas R. Leonard
The Origin and Contemporary Approaches to Intra-Islamic and Inter-Religious Coexistence and Dialogue in Oman
H.E. Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah
Statement of the Sultanate of Oman
Oman - Spearheading an international drive for religious understanding and coexistence
Living Peaceful Coexistence in Oman