Salook, a resource, research and training centre, is a Pakistani chapter of the Netherlands-based Universal Sufi Council which undertakes activities to safeguard and spread the indigenous culture to protect, preserve and promote humanity’s common heritage of peace, harmony and tolerance. It aims at translating inner peace into outer practices.
Salook was inaugurated in June 2014 by Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony.
Salook initiates small but firm steps to discuss, understand and to create a common ground for society in the face of the scourge of militancy and the threat it is posing to the centuries old society organized around the teachings of saints and sages of the world great religions like Hinduism, Jainism, Budhism and Islam.
Salook envisions a Pakistan where people live, grow and prosper like a single family regardless of their linguistic, racial, ethnic and religious identity.
Transforming Pakistan into a non-violent, peaceful and inclusive society.
Strategic Areas / Objectives
1: Inculcating Peace & tolerance through folk wisdom
Salook will strive for peace building by means of revival of indigenous wisdom through music, performing arts, literature, publications and audio-visual productions.
2: Imparting Social Cohesion through Behavioural Change
Advocacy and strategic communication will be means for promoting democratic values of non-violent practices, and tolerance by engaging community to work on education, peace, human rights, interfaith & intra-faith harmony, gender equality, cultural diversity, conflict resolution, health and livelihood.
3: Facilitating for Policy Reforms
Relevant Govt functionaries will be engaged for productive policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building for inculcation of harmony between all walks of life at national & sub-national levels as to institutionalize reforms for interfaith, intra-faith and socio-cultural harmony through education, health, livelihood, welfare, and equality restructuring schemes.
4: Empowering communities for translating inner peace into outer practices
By designing & imparting state-of-the-art research based capacity building programs with unique blend of translating inner peace into outer practices will be offered to individuals, organizations, media, journalists and activists on peace building, conflict sensitive communication, behaviours and disciplines.