Education plays a critical and formative role in shaping youth attitudes toward identity differences and the use of violence. To ensure that education fosters tolerance, rather than hatred, ICRD has facilitated efforts to train religious educators, develop new teaching materials, implement critical thinking pedagogy, and petition for the removal of inflammatory content.
ICRD works to transform educational spaces that promote discriminatory beliefs by cultivating a shared interest in implementing reforms. To better prepare students to seek gainful employment or engage with a pluralist global community, educators must teach students to think critically, seek alternatives to violence, and co-exist with people that hold different or opposing religious views. ICRD frames all of its engagement with religious educators in terms that are respectful of local cultural and religious heritage. In this way, ICRD supports and enhances organic change from within the educational environment.