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Exploring the Cultural & Religious Heritage of Al-Nejashi

May 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Welcome to “Bridging Faiths,” a unique workshop designed to delve into the rich cultural and religious heritage of Al-Nejashi. Situated in the heart of the Tigray region of Ethiopia, Al-Nejashi holds a special place in history as a symbol of religious tolerance and cooperation between different faith communities. Our workshop aims to celebrate this heritage and promote dialogue and understanding among diverse cultures and religions.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Explore the historical significance of Al-Nejashi as a sanctuary for religious minorities.
  2. Examine the shared cultural and religious heritage of Islam and Christianity in the region.
  3. Foster interfaith dialogue and mutual understanding among participants.
  4. Showcase the architectural and artistic treasures of Al-Nejashi and their significance to cultural identity.

Workshop Activities:

  1. Historical Tours: Participants will embark on guided tours of Al-Nejashi, visiting key historical sites such as Negash Mosque and the tomb of Ashama ibn Abjar. Through expert-led discussions, participants will gain insights into the historical events that shaped the region’s religious landscape.
  2. Cultural Performances: Experience the vibrant cultural traditions of the Muslim community in Tigray through story telling and Neshida.
  3. Interfaith Dialogues: Engage in facilitated discussions and dialogue sessions exploring the shared values and teachings of Islam and Christianity. Participants will have the opportunity to share their perspectives, ask questions, and learn from one another in a respectful and inclusive environment.
  4. Artisan Workshops: ?
  5. Culinary Experience:?


  • Increased awareness and appreciation of the cultural and religious heritage of Al-Nejashi.
  • Enhanced interfaith understanding and dialogue among participants.
  • Promotion of cultural preservation and heritage tourism in the Tigray region.
  • Strengthened connections and partnerships between local communities and workshop participants.


Join us on a journey of discovery and dialogue as we explore the cultural and religious heritage of Al-Nejashi. Together, let’s celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect, and build bridges of understanding that transcend cultural and religious boundaries. We look forward to welcoming you to the “Bridging Faiths” workshop and sharing in this enriching experience together.


Date: May 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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