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The Interaction of Religion and Politics in the Public Sphere

Contributing to Alleviating Islamist-Secular tensions in North Africa by Promoting Peaceful co-existence among Political Actors with Different Worldviews

This project aims to alleviate Islamist-Secularist tensions across the region; reduce the factors leading to the political exclusion of religiously-inspired political actors, and promote political participation of a larger scope of the social fabric, representing different worldviews; include religiously-inspired actors who suffer from political exclusion, especially among the youth. The underlying theory of change is that engaging in a dialogue and exchanging understandings will sensitize both secular- and religiously-inspired actors to different contributions that can be achieved in an “agreed civil space,” and will therefore support depolarizing the debates and bridge the religious-secular divide in the region.