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.