The Dar al-Ifta in Egypt has created a graphics unit in an attempt to battle religious extremism through animated videos, but the jury is still out on whether the direction taken so far in two productions will persuade the target audience.
Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments has opened an Islamic cultural center in each governorate to teach moderate Islam and fight radicalism; the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, where the army fights religious fundamentalists, has three.
Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced that his ministry is planning on creating a museum which promotes religious tolerance. Many circles in Egypt stress the importance of accepting others as they are.
Religious leaders and community representatives have met at a conference in Mosul to form a road map for the eventual attainment of inter-religious peace post-ISIS. Furthermore, it is hoped that by promoting religious coexistence more of Nineveh's displaced population will be able to return home.
An Institute for Coexistence and Peace has been opened in the Iraqi city of Najaf. Institutions aimed at promoting adherence to the rule of law regardless of ethnic and religious denominations are gaining more legitimacy in Iraq.