2ndParticipatory Course on Peace and Tolerance

Introduction:
2nd Participatory Course on Peace and Tolerance was held at Dar-ul-Mussarat Training Institute- Lahore on December 4-11, 2015 with 27participants from Sindh, Punjab, KPK, Baluchistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA. The group consisted of male, and female, from different religious groups- Muslims, Christians, and Hindus. 

In response to the call for application for 2nd PCPT, CHRE received 443 applications, but according to the policy 30 candidates were selected but 27 were able to attend.

Participatory Course on Peace and Tolerance has been designed to strengthen concepts of non-violence, religious tolerance and respect of diversity including religious diversity in a multi-religious society for a peaceful co-existence, expose the participants to history of Non-violent movements and International Standardsfor peace and conflicts resolution, promote volunteerism among youth and skill development to promote non-violence, religious tolerance and respect of diversity in the society through peaceful ways and means.

PCPT  is  designed  for  human  rights   defenders  and  educators  working  with  Non-Governmental Organizations  (NGOs),  Community  Based  Organizations  (CBOs),  and  the  students  of  the  Social Science  Departments  (Sociology,  Political  Science,  Gender  Studies,  International  Relations,  Mass Communications etc.),the officials of different state  institutions, media and other civil society groups.

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Comments and Feedback of the Participants
Sara Sheikh- Karachi
In my opinion society cannot sustain and progress without peace and tolerance everybody is trying this or her own best and trying to impose it in society  .the growing menace of intolerance in the society which is leading violence be people and groups have stop accepting  other people’s rights and started believing that they can be religious ethnic political persons has  grow up in simple sense of in tolerance . so we can create through this PCPT   a peaceful dynamic and progressive society by strengthening our society our diversity.

I always believe in continues learning and progress every program has its unique nature and  its credibility to our learning I though PCPT expand my horizon of thinking capabilities  to look in to the matters more  Critically and act accordingly  it impact me on personal growth as a inquiry minded  individual to look  nittigrity to come up to look meaningful situation and approaches.

The PCPT program also helpful in understanding human rights in a bigger  perspective and institutional efforts to make it possible  the human rights in the society partnership  with institution  and like indeed individual to work together to play a pivotal role so it will strengthen the values integrity and gender respect. I am very optima ices about PCPT , it will defiantly materialize in organization and more professionally.

Zubair Ahmed khan-Peshawar
From my own point of view PCPT means propagates of Peace tolerance,respect equal rights to each &everyone without any discrimination .PCPT has brought net only change in my personal life but it has brought revaluation in my life beside its also touch me how to feel peaceful life. PCPT has imperial new ways ideas innovation in my professional life as a student of social since I am now able to utilized my skills in new direction.

Abdulha  Malik- FATA

PCPT course means Participatory course on peace and tolerance PCPT I always imagine from this platform that everyone should change their minds and then move towards a peaceful and democratic society.I get a lot of history and knowledge due to which I will arrange session and debated on this issues in hub of terrorism I seek punctuality from this training which change my life my mind totally become a humanistic . As I am a journalist and writing on human rights minority’s issues. Due to  this training  I will write more on these issues on national &international  media

ANNEXURE

PCPT has been designed to strengthen concepts of non-violence, religious tolerance and respect of diversity including religious diversity in a multi-religious society for a peaceful co-existence, expose the participants to history of Non-violent movements and International Standardsfor peace and conflicts resolution, promote volunteerism among youth and skill development to promote non-violence, religious tolerance and respect of diversity in the society through peaceful ways and means.

CONTENT OF THE COURSE:

Content/ Activity

Facilitator/Resource Person 

Personal Reflection

  • Concepts of Human Rights

 

  • Principles of Human Rights 
  • Equality/ Equity 
  • Non-discrimination
  • Respect of diversity

 

Samson Salamat

Methodologies

  • Personal Reflection
  • Individual Sharing
  • Group work and sharing
  • Brain Storming
  • PowerPoint Presentation

International Standards and UN Mechanism for Peace and conflicts resolution

  • Introduction to international Human Rights Standards
  • Human Rights Mechanisms

 

  • Interventions at the International Human Rights System

Samson Salamat

Methodologies

  • Personal Reflection
  • Individual Sharing
  • Group work and sharing
  • Brain Storming
  • PowerPoint Presentation
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Importance of the respect of Diversity in a multi-religious society

  • Overview of Diversity in the Pakistani Society  & the world
  • Input & Film Screening

 

Samson Salamat

Introduction to the Philosophy of Non-violence

Important elements for a non-violent social movements

History of Non-violent movements

  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • Sub-continent History
  • Pakistan History

 

KhurshidNadeem

Concept of Equality, Non-Discrimination, Respect of Diversity

  • Teachings of different Religions
  • Teachings of Islam & philosophy of non-violence

 

KhurshidNadeem

Role of Philosophy in Strengthening Pluralism

SaharGul

Ideological paradigms conveyed through media; a research on TV Channels

SaharGul

Basic introduction to creative Report Writing

  • Different ways to document activity reports
  • Different ways to document HR violations
  • Tips for effective report writing

Preparation of Exposure visits

 

Samson Salamat

  • Group work
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Question & Answer

Exposure visits to assess religious diversity & challenges

  • Shia Community and Imam Bargah
  • Sikh Community and Gurdwarah
  • Hindu Community and Temple
  • Christian Community and Church 

 

 

Adoo Ram
KomalPatras
Aroon  Kumar
FazalBhatti

Lobbying meeting with Government Departments
Human Rights & Minorities Affairs Department

  • Human Rights Directorate

Feedback on the exposure visits and lobbying meetings

 

Samson Salamat

Review of the History of Pakistan

With the perspective of the rise of Religious Extremism and Religious Intolerance in Pakistan

Hassan JaffarZaidi

Fiend Activities

Oath For Peace Ceremony

Rally in Connection with Human Rights Day

Rwadari Caravan and Conference

 

St. Peter School

Mall Road- Lahore

Shrine Baba Bullay Shah

Designing of Campaign on Religious Tolerance and Social Harmony

Development of Individual Plan

  • Overall Evaluation and Experience sharing
  • Activity Plan
  • Budget Preparation
  • Sharing with larger group
  • Individual Sharing
  • Questionnaire

Samson Salamat

Facilitators and Resource Persons:

  • Mr. Samson Salamat (Director, Center for Human Rights Education)
  • Ms.  SaharGul (Director, Benazir Bhutto Chair- Karachi)
  • Mr. Hassan JaffarZaidi (writer, historian and politics Analyst.
  • Mr. KhurshidNadeem (Chairman, Organization of Research and Education, Writer, Anchorperson)

PCPT: Comments of the Participants:
Taimoor shah –Peshawar 
PCPT means a lot to me. It helped me a lot in understanding the feeling of minority and disabled person. The impact of PCPT on my personal life is that now I can tolerate other’s opinions and view about my religion and myself. It has impact in professional life too because being a lawyer you have to listen other people too when they oppose you so now I can bear their views.

Khawaja Muneeb – Peshawar 
To me PCPT is a Course or training program in which you can learn from School/ intellectuals religious people and participant from a diverse field, group in terms of religious culture and area. PCPT has developed a sense of humanity in my life and spread pluralism and harmony in personal life by respecting other’s religions and culture.  PCPT will help me in spreading the message of peace humanity and tolerance in professional life which include my career and social life a lot it will help me to care for other’s human rights without any discrimination

Ali Azhar- Rawalpindi
PCPT for me it’s a family of learning and experiences, a platform that polish my personality .it gave me opportunity to understand what others have to say and created sense of tolerance to me.  I was one of that eating with NON- Muslim is not right, however after PCPT I believe religion after humanity and humanity doesn’t stop us for this I think I have turned into a more. My professional degree is in geology and I have to meeting a lot of people as am student and would be working in field in coming year. PCPT has transformed my personalities from Islam/Muslim into humanity, love Peace & care for all.

Abdullah Malik- FATA
PCPT course means Participatory course on peace and tolerance PCPT I always imagine from this platform that everyone should change their minds and then move towards a peaceful and democratic society.I get a lot of history and knowledge due to which I will arrange session and debated on this issues in hub of terrorism I seek punctuality from this training which change my life my mind totally become a humanistic . As I am a journalist and writing on human rights minority’s issues. Due to  this training  I will write more on these issues on national &international  media