Continental, Peace promotion

Strengthening relations between Christians and Muslims in Africa

Number: 100.1200

The Programme for Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA), a partner organisation of Mission 21, is dedicated to the peaceful coexistence of the two religious communities. PROCMURA champions the right to the free and unimpeded practice of religion, and it advocates mutual tolerance. Wherever tensions or disputes arise between Christian and Muslim communities in Africa, PROCMURA is on hand to mediate and promote peace. Its general programme is supplemented by special programmes for women and young people. Mission 21 supports PROCMURA's work in its own key countries and by awarding scholarships for the training of specialists.

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PROCMURA's work focuses on these activities:

  • Conferences and consultations between leaders of Christian and Muslim communities

  • In terms of youth work, PROCMURA devotes particular attention to the issue of HIV/AIDS in the Christian-Muslim context.

  • Advocacy work focusing on climate justice and good governance

  • Developing constructive and good-neighbourly Christian-Muslim relations in Mission 21's partner countries, namely South Sudan, Nigeria, Tanzania and Cameroon.

  • Training on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations for specialists from the partner churches.