Tente d'Abraham

Tente d'Abraham works to bring young people from different religious backgrounds together to discuss peacebuilding issues in Chad.

The Tente d'Abraham (Abraham's Tent) is an interfaith centre founded in 2006, by missionaries working to support Islamic-Christian dialogue.  It is composed of a large library with cultural, reference and academic works for students and school pupils in Arabic, French and English. It has a large learning space and two smaller rooms for young people to meet in, as well as a lecture theatre and offices.

The centre also houses offices for the local Diocese and the National Interfaith Dialogue organisation. Its overall objective is to lead dialogue activities through lectures, conference-debates, teambuilding and other group activities in order to eliminate religious prejudice. It has significant experience in organising, in particular:

  • Support for students at primary and secondary schools.
  • Literacy classes.
  • Summer schools.
  • Film screenings and debates on peace work.
  • Arabic, French and English language classes.

At the weekends, the centre organises events and cultural activities for young people from different religions.

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