Religious Leaders Working Together for Cooperation & Peace

We often bring together religious leaders to talk on radio about various themes. We are leaders but it’s important we speak together with the population as well. The problems we have in the community include poverty, which can often lead to conflict. Problems arise when issues are politicized such as religion. What counts is that we are Burkinabe. Our partnership is based on us all being brothers together. What has happened in the countries around us can happen here, so although it’s relatively calm now, it’s important to be vigilant to maintain the peace.
— Victor Ouedraogo, a Catholic Priest who actively participated in regional radio programming in Burkina Faso.

During the program Victor, a Catholic Priest, worked in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, where PDev II supported various activities including classroom construction, conferences on peace building for religious leaders, training for election supervisors, engagement of youth in elections and youth vocational training in mechanics, theatre, cinema and inter-religious dialogue.