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Praying together, Lebanon

Tactic: Build awareness

In 2015, Dalia, a young Shiite woman from Beirut, wanted to challenge sectarian rhetoric and divides between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. On Facebook, she asked if there was a Sunni woman who would like to pray with her both in a Shiite and a Sunni mosque. Rueda responded and the two attended prayers together, sharing photos of both visits on Facebook.

They received mixed responses but succeeded in creating awareness and drawing attention to the sectarian debate. Nine months later, Dalia was contacted by a Saudi man living in Egypt who had been inspired to copy her idea with a Coptic Christian friend.

“A person needs to take a step. Any change in society begins with one person.”

Source: Taadudiya, www.taadudiya.com

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