Muslim, Christian Peacebuilding in Egypt

TA'ALA was launched in 2013, building on CRS' years of interfaith peacebuilding in Egypt and across the region. Muslim and Christian partner organizations throughout Upper Egypt carry out the work with a grant from the U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

"The theory behind TA'ALA is straightforward," explains Roger Fahmy, who oversees the program for CRS. "If influential Muslims and Christians actively collaborate to resolve conflict and promote tolerance, and if communities take action across religious lines, then there will be less conflict because the moderate majority will have relationships, skills and the leadership to respond to situations in a nonviolent way."