Royal Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO

Leadership Training in the Middle East

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The Arab Spring promised so much for the people of the Middle East. Tragically, it has delivered chaos and fear rather than freedom and hope. Diverse communities that lived peacefully together for centuries are now polarised by politics and faith.

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To achieve this, we are building a Middle East-wide network of young Christian Leaders who can be catalysts for peace, building bridges of mutual respect and understanding in their diverse communities. Our Leadership Training Programme in the Middle East will teach young Christians to help and guide their communities on the path to peace and reconciliation.In this way we can contribute to the healing and strengthening of the fabric of society in the Middle East; this will benefit everyone, whatever their faith!We want to demonstrate to the Christians of the Middle East that there is another choice: to stay and thrive as full members of the wider community.For Christians, the choice can seem to be very simple: to stay and suffer, or leave.

The Programme equips young Leaders to be catalysts for peace in their community:

  • To support Christian presence in the Middle East by encouraging Christians to play a full role in the wider community as an indigenous part of society;
  • To build bridges between denominations and to encourage cooperation; and
  • To build bridges with neighbours of other faiths, repairing relationships and rebuilding trust.

To find out more, please contact Huda Nassar, our Director for the Middle East by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or on +44 (0) 20 7730 8830.