The Local Changemakers Course is a series of nine workshops, designed to enable groups of adults and young people to learn about, value and promote freedom of religion or belief (FORB) for all in their communities. The course materials are free for any person or organization to download and use in any way they find helpful.
The course methodology is based on storytelling, visual communication, and interactive exercises that draw upon participants’ life experiences, making it useful also in contexts of limited literacy. It is designed for use at the grassroots level and has been successfully tested by local facilitators with groups of interfaith participants in Nigeria, Tanzania, Jordan, and India. The materials are easily adaptable to any context.
The Local Changemakers’ Course is designed for people at the grassroots level – people who are concerned about problems related to freedom of religion or belief in their community and society and want to find ways to make a difference. The course requires no previous knowledge, experience, or even acceptance of human rights from participants. What is needed is an open mind, an interest in helping to build communities characterized by peaceful co-existence and equality, and a willingness to engage in an interactive process of mutual learning and reflection.
The Local Changemakers Course is one of several on the FORB Learning Platform.
You can learn more about the FORB Learning Platform at the Local Changemakers Course in this video, featuring a presentation by Katherine Cash: