Commitment to Action

Pakistan Madrasa Project

Commitment by

International Center for Religion and Diplomacy

In 2004, the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD) began its Pakistan Madrasa Reform Project, an initiative to inspire greater adherence to the principles of tolerance and human rights in these religious schools. ICRD's teacher training workshops reverse the trend to purge all Western or secular ideologies, which leads to graduates that are ill-equipped to deal with contemporary problems and are vulnerable to manipulation by extremists. These workshops do so by promoting critical thinking skills, religious tolerance, human rights (especially women's rights), and conflict resolution skills through enhancement of the madrasa curricula and pedagogy.

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Commitment

Pakistan Madrasa Project

Launched

2005

Est. Duration

10 Years

Estimated Total Value

$2,000,000

Region

Asia

Countries

PAKISTAN

Commitment by

International Center for Religion and Diplomacy

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Teachers' Development Centre, World Learning, Jamia Matleh Uloom Madrasa, International Institute of Islamic Thought, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Muslim Christian Federation International, Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, United States Institute of Peace