This Wilton Park Dialogues series, in partnership with The Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies and the Rashad Centre for Cultural Governance of the Adyan Foundation, has been exploring the concept of Inclusive Citizenship in the Arab world in order to promote peace and co-existence in the region.
Three Dialogues were held on this theme – in November 2018 in Abu Dhabi, in March 2019 in the United Kingdom and in September 2019, again in Abu Dhabi.
Three further virtual dialogues took place in June and October 2020 and in June 2021. Major local and international faith-based organizations, as well as senior experts from different religious and cultural backgrounds in the Middle East, joined the Dialogues to develop a vision of Inclusive Citizenship as a new framework for citizens and members of different religious groups to live together as equal citizens, respecting each other’s rights and existence.
This unique Consortium represented the diversity of religious traditions in the region, united in their aim of promoting peace and helping to address the root causes of violent extremism.
This report outlines their journey.