MEET. EXPLORE. CHAT. UNDERSTAND. REPEAT.
What if Muslims and Christians could travel virtually to sacred sites and share insights through immersive technology?
XPLR is a virtual reality-powered pilot project sponsored by The United States Institute of Peace and produced by EQLab, which empowers Muslims and Christians to share immersive interfaith dialogue sessions in 3D reconstructions of multiple sacred sites. XPLR is co-designed together with internationally-recognized interfaith leaders, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, Grand Imam of the Badshahi Mosque and Father Dr. Channan in Lahore, Pakistan.
XPLR. Exploring All We Have in Common
XPLR is currently pilot-tested in Lahore, Pakistan, with the support of The United States Institute of Peace and under the inspirational interfaith leadership of Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, Grand Imam of the Badshahi Mosque and Father Dr. Channan, Executive Director of Lahore’s Peace Center.
Peace Talks on Mars and Back
Muslims and Christians hold interfaith peace talks from a Mars base in virtual reality.
Muslims and Christians meet up in Jerusalem in VR.
We can also time-travel to ancient Ur, the birthplace of the father of both Abrahamic religions.
Testing An Experiential Pathway to Interfaith Peace
Backed by Science
The VR program is based on peer-reviewed scientific literature in cyberpsychology and computer science.
Amplified by Design
Together with interfaith subject-matter experts, we have designed interfaith 3D immersive environments.
Powered by webVR
The immersive program is webVR-based, inherently scalable, and available across devices.
Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad
Grand Imam of the Badshahi Mosque
“With virtual reality, we don’t need a visa to visit the Holy Land and pray on the sacred sites which are meaningful to both Muslim and Christian faiths.“
Avatars Powered by Neural Networks
Christian and Muslim pilot participants log in interfaith VR experiences through their personalized 3D avatar, and will be able to customize their 3D webVR-ready clothing.
Teleport to 3D Environments
Muslim and Christian pilot participants travel together seamlessly through web-based virtual reality, visit 3D re-enactments of holy sites, engage in interfaith dialogue through immersive technology.
Interfaith Dialogue VR Sessions
Muslim and Christian pilot participants engage in interfaith prayer in virtual reality environments under the leadership of our interfaith partners, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, Grand Imam of the Badshahi Mosque and Father Dr. Channan, Executive Director of Lahore’s Peace Center.
Presented by EQLab
EQLab (Equality Lab) is an award-winning NGO which designs and develops cutting-edge virtual reality applications for education, healthcare and peacebuilding.
Produced by Equality Lab, VR-powered NGO
Sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace