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Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence

Oman's Message of Islam


This traveling exhibition was developed and designed by members of BARAZA in collaboration with the Ministry of Religious Foundations and Religious Affairs of Oman. They are also responsible for carrying out the project.

In 2010 the exhibition was shown for the first time in Germany and Austria. At that time still under the title "Religious tolerance: Islam in the Sultanate of Oman."

Soon the interest of institutions outside the German-speaking countries was also aroused by the orientation of the exhibition. In 2011 the decision was made to translate the exhibition into additional languages to be presented in other European countries.

In 2013, the project was expanded once again due to strong international demand in order to be able to offer the exhibition, currently in 25 languages worldwide under the new title "Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman's Message of Islam."

More information about the project at

Download: Documentation of 100 exhibitions in 30 countries May 2010 through December 2016

Nadha Al-Nashif, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences on the occasion of the inauguration of the exhibition at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, 7 October 2015:

“It is critical that we harness and learn from the best regional and national examples of inclusive outreach - I am sure that this exhibition will nurture our determinations to pursue a more peaceful and just world”.

Message from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd. Rowan Williams, to the audience of the exhibition at St. Philip's Centre, Leicester, UK, July 2012:

"It is good that this exhibition can highlight the vital importance of religious freedom in a world where such freedom is so often not respected."

"It is also good that the positive resources of the Ibadhi school of Islam and the tolerant traditions of the Sultanate of Oman in particular are given more prominence."

H.E. Dr. George Vella, the Foreign Minister of Malta, on the occasion of the inauguration of the exhibition in Valetta, 24 October 2014:

“The exhibition comes at a very important time, as violence and extremism prevail throughout the world, confirming the need for tolerance, understanding and coexistence“.