The world needs a bottom-up approach to interfaith peacebuilding

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Security matters: Mobile Brigade personnel from the South Sulawesi Police stand guard outside Makassar Cathedral on March 31, 2021. Local authorities beefed up security at the church ahead of Easter celebrations, following a bomb attack on March 28, 2021. (Antara/Arnas Padda)

Do you think we are any closer to a world of tolerance and harmony? In 2016, the United States-based Pew Research Center, conducted a survey on how Muslims, Christians and Jews were treated around the world. The result was eye-opening. It found that Christians were harassed by the government and/or social groups in 144 countries, that Muslims were similarly ill-treated in 142 countries and so were Jews in 87 countries. The problem has gotten worse. The same survey three years later revealed the numbers had increased. Clearly, bigotry is a global problem that is not going away. Viewpoint Every Thursday Whe…