Making a difference
BIMA's long-term vision is to become the leading interfaith dispute resolution service. To this end, our mission is to:
Increase awareness of mediation and arbitration services as a cheaper, more efficient, and less stressful alternative to the court system.
Reinforce the positive influence that empathy and communication has on the resolution of conflicts and the accommodation of religious beliefs.
Ensure the public has easy and fair access to mediation and arbitration services, as well as other ADR processes.
Create a community of mediators and arbitrators, where knowledge can be shared and best practices can be established.
Gain support for the use of mediation and arbitration from leaders of different faiths.
Encourage dialogue across ethnic and religious groups, and to build understanding and prevent or minimise future conflict incidents.
Dr. Zaza Elsheikh
Founder and President