Dedicated to promoting personal and social well-being and challenging ideologies and perceptions that encourage segregation, discrimination, and violence.
Faith in Life
Dedicated to promoting personal and social well-being and challenging ideologies and perceptions that encourage segregation, discrimination, and violence. It also raises awareness to preserve our environment and its natural resources.
This Programme is consist of three main projects:
I-Challenging Extremist Ideologies
II-Caring for the environment
III-Festival of Our Divers Cultures
Personal and social wellbeing
Human personal and social wellbeing complement physical good health. There are psychological and sociological needs for a good worldview; most of these needs are included in human heritage and the teachings of world religions. We believe that models of counselling and psychotherapy would be effective if they are sensitive to the client’s worldview. Therefore, the OLF has developed an integrated model of counselling and psychotherapy for both mental and social wellbeing.
Sources of extremism, radicalization, and violence
Those who’s worldviews do not answer the questions about their identity, purpose, and priorities, may be provided with answers or actions by other cultures, politics, or activism. Consequently, they may become isolated from their own communities. These answers may include irrational beliefs from much more dangerous sources such as cults, extremist secular ideologies, or fundamentalist interpretations of religion. To maintain good community relations, the OLF has developed models for challenging radical ideologies and perceptions that encourage segregation, discrimination, or violence as well as models for rehabilitation.
Tent of Love
An Interfaith community relations project using the idea of a tent of love as a metaphor for inclusion. The OLF advances the following moral and ethical framework in which Religion (Arabic: Deen) is used in the sense of good interaction out of love and upon moral principles with humans and nature. In this sense, worship or religiousness is achieving morality in character and excellence in conduct with humans and nature. To achieve this objectives we need national and global collaboration.
Our plan is to empower interfaith communities and the rest of society to get together upon humanity and their shared values. Statistics show that the percentage of the people who professed adherence to religion or faith is 67% in the UK and 84% worldwide. We believe that interfaith communities share with other people the values of love, compassion, and respect that bond them heartedly as well as the golden rule that induces good conduct between them and all humans. In this humane climate people will have ownership of and commitment to living in harmony and peaceful coexistence and advancing active national and global citizenship. Moreover, interfaith communities will join the global effort of taking care of this part of the universe as a religious duty.
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