We believe that field projects are the best way to test the viability of the Universal Code. They can be based on all or parts of it, and adapted as needed to local contexts. They can include educational activities, monitoring, research, joint visits, involvement of local leaders, media outreach, and liaising with the police and the judiciary system to ensure the enforcement of laws.


Field projects are being carried out in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Holy Land, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India.


A project has just started in Nigeria, with a primary focus on education as well as protecting and reconstructing the holy sites in the Plateau and Kaduna States. Our local partners have established working groups to move the process forward, with the support of Cardinal John Onaiyekan and the Sultan of Sukoto.


A new field project is also starting in Tunisia to facilitate cooperation and consensus building on safeguarding holy sites among key religious leaders at the national and governorate levels. This consensus is a necessary first step to facilitate collaboration and joint actions by Muslim leaders from across the ideological spectrum, as well as Jewish and Christian religious minorities, to create a system by which these sites are protected and made sanctuaries in Tunisia. The resulting collaboration will be highlighted to the Tunisian public through national and local media.

  • Launched in 2010


  • Focuses on joint statements by religious leaders and data compilation


  • Contributes to building trust and raising awareness 

  • Launched in 2013


  • Advances interreligious cooperation among religious leaders and across communities


  • Educates about mutual respect for holy sites with a focus on youth


  • Compiles and monitors data of attacks on holy sites


  • Launched in 2014


  • Focuses on activities for youth through the use of innovative tools


  • Educates youth on the importance of protecting holy sites

  • Launched in 2015


  • Focuses on creating mechanisms to protect holy sites in areas affected by religious conflict


  • Makes efforts to stop attacks on holy sites through interfaith dialogue

  • Launched in 2015

  • Focuses on environmental needs

  • Cleaned up a village, including its holy sites

  • Launched in 2016

  • Focused on building agreement among key religious leaders that holy sites should be safeguarded as sites for peace and not targets for destruction

  • Resulted in a consensus statement on the need to protect holy sites

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Cleaning up the Village Kuano, India