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ALPS hosts workshop with U.S. Consulate General on hate crimes and religious discrimination in SA

On 11 and 12 September 2018, the Cape Town Consular General and ALPS Resilience co-hosted a workshop titled, “Protecting Individuals and Communities in a Pluralistic Society: Hate crimes, religious discrimination, and government outreach with diverse communities.” The workshop was generously sponsored by the United States (U.S.) State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL). The workshop presentations and discussions touched on issues of religious freedom, religious intolerance, xenophobia, and social cohesion. American participants included a U.S. delegation from a government interagency group composed of people from the U.S. Departments of State, Justice, and Homelan

The Congolese Civil Society of South Africa shares its strategies for combatting xenophobia

Isaiah giving a talk at the “Protecting Individuals and Communities in a Pluralistic Society” workshop, hosted by ALPS Resilience and the US Department of State, on 11 September 2018. Congolese refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in South Africa face many barriers to integration, including language and legal documentation. The Congolese Civil Society of South Africa (CCSSA) is an NGO that aims to facilitate the integration of Congolese immigrants into their host communities in South Africa. The Chairperson of the CCSSA, Isaiha Mombilo Mongombe, recently shared more with ALPS Resilience about his organisation’s work. Isaiha explained that, while he has enjoyed Cape Town’s openness and multi

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