Session 3 – Dialogue and Trust: Real Lessons in Countering Violent Extremism


Acts of terror driven by extremism have come to dominate   news headlines worldwide. These attacks have far-reaching consequences for individual families, communities, nations, and international relations.

While recognized as a global crisis, efforts to address the roots  of radicalism and counter violent extremism can most effectively be addressed at a local level by community and faith leaders  who are best positioned to identify those at risk and provide a path to peace and non-violence.

Panelists explored the root causes of violent extremism, discussed current recruitment and radicalization methods, drew attention to resources and counter-narratives to confront violent extremist messaging, and highlighted the importance of building trust within communities.