13 June 2016

As Intercultural Dialogue Institute, we extend our prayers and condolences to the families of the victims and those injured in the Orlando attack. We condemn all forms of extremism that teach hatred and incite violence. We reject violence, in particular when it is perpetrated in the name of religion.

We pledge in the face of this hatred and violence to support those who build bridges of understanding that bring together all communities in respect and understanding. 

Our deeds matter more than our words.  It is imperative to invest in our society, particularly in our youth, so that it is driven more by hopes and dreams, not hatred and fear of the others.