Participating Networks/Groups and Individuals

Participating national inter-faith networks/groups shall:

consider adopting the Declaration of this Summit, and publicize and promote the Summit, its outcome and follow-up in their communities, countries and sub-regions;
strive, where appropriate, for more inclusive membership, including other faith traditions represented in the country, women and youth;
establish closer working cooperation between inter-faith networks/groups at a national level, where more than one such network/group exists in each country;
establish liaison on issues related to conflict resolution and peace promotion with:
their national governments;
the African Union and relevant regional bodies (such as SADC, ECOWAS, IGAD, COMESA, EAC, etc.);
relevant NGOs and institutions, both within and outside Africa, which are involved in peace making and conflict resolution efforts.
Participants from countries where inter-faith networks/groups do not exist, shall consider establishing such a network/group as appropriate.
The participating inter-faith groups/networks and individuals, in consultation with the Continuation Committee, shall:

convene sub-regional Inter-Faith Peace Summits in each of the (AU) regions of Africa during 2003-2004;
organize capacity-building workshops in each of the sub-regions (either in conjunction with the sub-regional summits or separately) on the topics of:
conflict resolution and mediation techniques, including African traditional methods;
education for a culture of peace, including human rights and freedom of religion;
healing and reconciliation praxis in post-conflict societies;
advocacy skills;
promote understanding, tolerance and respect for each others’ religions, in particular in the content of preaching and prayer, educational curricula and materials, training programmes – both formal and informal, books and other publications, media, etc.; and to identify and publicize existing available materials suitable for these purposes; and
integrate in preaching and advocacy the following issues:
deadly weapons;
child soldiers;
food aid;
health (HIV/AIDS);
gender equity;
poverty- job creation, equity in resource sharing;
budget priorities (e.g. military spending vs. development);
New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD);
democracy and good governance;
human rights and responsibilities, and human dignity;
environmental degradation and sustainable development;


The participating networks/groups and individuals shall to the maximum possible extent be themselves responsible for the fundraising and financing of the above activities. The Continuation Committee shall help facilitate and coordinate such fundraising and financing, in particular in relation to the proposed ‘inter-faith peace fund’.