History of CCMRE
Established since 2010, the Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations in Eastleigh (CCMRE) is a project of St Paul’s University, Kenya. The project is located on 8th Street in the heart of the Suburb of Eastleigh in the eastern direction of Nairobi City.
- Providing a platform for academic and practical learning engagements between Muslims and Christians
- To expand the cooperation and information exchange between adult educators, academics, Muslim and non-Muslims in the participating project partners on a Sub-Saharan African level, and beyond;
- To identify, testing and evaluating methodological approaches and concepts of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, and developing these further to accommodate learning needs of Christian and Muslim groups in the Kenyan context.
- To achieve a better understanding of dialogue between Christians and Muslims and its necessary socio-political conditions.
- To recognize and overcome stereotypes through academic approaches.
- To make all parties (Christians, Muslims, non- and other-believers) take part in learning processes;
- To demonstrate that in spite of historical, cultural and political diversity, scholars, adult educators, students and visitor/guests can learn a great deal from each other.
- Generate resources for research in the field of intercultural studies, e.g. publications, audio and visual materials as already started in the CCMRE Pilot phase.