National Commission for Inter religious Dialogue & Ecumenism

Peaceful and harmonious coexistence of all religious groups in Pakistan
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"Our purpose: to instill a spirit of nationalism and pride in national identity; to create an atmosphere of dialogue and understanding among different religious groups; and to move towards social and religious harmony in Pakistan."
Action Areas
Traditions
Sikhism, Baha'i, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism
Sub-Traditions
Sikh
Number of Members
38
Region
Sub-Region
Pakistan
Location
Lahore, Pakistan
Joined URI Network

The National Commission for Inter-religious Dialogue & Ecumenism (NCIDE) is focuses on three major groups: children, youth and women.
• Children: The commission is conducting two programs for school children. One is a value education program in which school teachers and students are taught the common values of religions living in Pakistan. The other program is an emergency response program in which the students and teachers are trained for disaster and emergency situations.
• Youth: The commission is working with college and university students for the promotion of peace and harmony.
• Women: The commission developed SEED (Social Education and Enterprise Development) program for women, in which, it gives women small grants for business.
This Cooperation Circle (CC) also holds joint celebrations where people from different walks of life and different religions come together for celebrate different religious festivals, such as, Iftar, Eid, Christmas, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan and others.

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