Mandates of the ARCG
- Strengthening the role of the individual in the process of positive change.
- Coordinating the work of Arab national teams.
- Serving as a connection and reference between the International IofC bodies and the national teams.
ARCG Key Work Focus Areas
- Overseeing activities that address the root causes of extremism of all kinds.
- Promote peace and social cohesion through building bridges of trust and reconciliation among the divides.
- Work towards good governance through a culture of leadership based on moral integration and self-denial.
Arab Regional Coodination Group (ARCG) Members
Mohammad Rantisi, Palestine
Mohammad was born a refugee in Shaati Camp in Gaza strip- He was first introduced to IoFC in 1998. He participated in many conferences in Caux. He also an alumni of Caux Scholar programme. He is co-founder of IoFC in Gaza. He is very much interested in skills development.
Iman Alghafari, Syria
Iman is a Syrian woman who lived in Canada for almost 7 years where she met IofC. Her main passion was building trust among the divides and supporting Muslim families where she worked as a liazon between the two cultures and helped them integrate and understand the differences and similarities. She moved to Syria just few months before the war broke out. It was not a coincidence she was meant to apply in Syria what she had learned in Canada. She has been running Peace Circles since 2012. Creators of Peace programs, Leadership program and other supportive programs and activities have been her focus during the time of war where people were divided and overwhelmed with the war and its consequences.
She quotes 'You have three enemies in life... fear that destroys the brain, sadness that troubles the heart and anger that separate relationships.. BE AWARE OF THEM'.
Working for peace was like the pain killer during the war and a self compass with the Quiet Time. Recently, she joined the IofC Canadian Board to support the team for the Trustbuilding project.
Roweida Saleh, Lebanon
Roweida was born and raised in the Lebanese civil war, she has always volunteered to advocate peace and work with groups in conflict to build bridges of trust and capitalize on the importance of accepting each other. Roweida has first met IofC in an exchange program (BAUA) with the UK. Since then, she has played different roles with IofC Lebanon and other IofC bodies. She represents Lebanon in the Arab Regional Group and was recently elected as a member of the International Council of IofC.
Raoudha Omrane, Tunisia