“Connecting the Dots: Education and Religious Discrimination in Pakistan” is an in-depth study examining the Pakistani public schools and madrasah educational system for prejudice and discriminatory content pertaining to religious minorities. More than 100 textbooks were analyzed, and over 550 madrasah and public school teachers and students were interviewed. The study found systemic and widespread prejudice against religious minorities and provides recommendations to overcome the problem.
PEF founder and president has been engaging the faith leaders for the last nine years in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Egypt to bring lasting peace through building trust and interfaith dialogue. PEF have launched full-scale programs of collaboration with Pakistani religious leaders and institutions with the Turkish religious institutions to promote modernization, Islamic Scholars Exchange and peacebuilding programs. Similar research and scholarly programs are being developed between Pakistan, Afghanistan and other Islamic countries (i.e. Turkey, Indonesia and Malaysia).
This research study, endorsed and supported by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Education, deals with: