Hussein Rashid answers 5 questions from the We Are Human campaign — Pach org

This month, we chose Hussein Rashid as our featured PACH member. Hussein Rashid is founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. He works with a variety of NGOs, foundations, non-profits, and governmental agencies for content expertise on religion broadly, with a specialization on Islam. Learn more about Hussein and…

Ramadan ad featuring Trump, Putin, Kim and others goes viral (VIDEO)

An ad by Kuwaiti mobile phone operator Zain, in which a young Muslim boy calls on world leaders to address crises in the Arab world, has gone viral. It concludes with the declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine. In the video, released on May 17, a young boy addresses lookalikes of Donald Trump,…

Interview with Israeli author Amos Oz "I want peace" — By Sarah Judith Hofmann on Qantara de | It’s “The state of the Jews” and not the “Jewish state”…

Amos Oz, one of Israel’s greatest living authors, has also been a pre-eminent peace activist and remains a passionate advocate of a two-state solution in his homeland. In interview with Sarah Judith Hofmann, Oz reveals how he believes peace can be achieved Israel is celebrating its 70th anniversary. How do you feel about that? Will…

India Pakistan cricket #KhelneDo

Originally posted on Journeys to democracy:
“It’s just a game” doesn’t apply to any cricket match between India and Pakistan. But in recent years, fans have been stepping beyond national positions to support the other team even while rooting for their own, and to point out that yes, it is just a game. And that it’s…

Process of reconciliation in Mali: The Story on how Germany reconciled nomadic desert tribes of the Tuareg plus Fula of North and Bambara ethnic group of South to sit together and make peace

No-one had expected such an outcome. For three days they sat on mats under canvas tents in Gargando, a small town near the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, talking and talking. Many of those present had long since stopped regarding Mali as their country. After all, the capital Bamako had hardly ever bothered about the…

Is Israel already a binational state? — By Uri Savir (Ambassador, Israeli Chief Negotiator of the Oslo Accords, Founder @YaLa_YL) on Al Monitor com

In the Palestinian Authority (PA), there is a sense of great desperation. People are following with disdain the US election campaigns and conventions. The Palestinian issue is not discussed, as all right-wing Israeli positions are adopted enthusiastically by both parties. There is also great anger at Egypt. Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Israel July…

Building Peace Project: The Journey So Far — Red Elephant Foundation’s initiative, brings youth of India and Pakistan in a year-long exchange|Watch song Video

By Kirthi Jayakumar – Red Elephant Foundation Red Elephant Foundation’s flagship civilian peacebuilding initiative, the Building Peace Project, brings youth of India and Pakistan in a year-long exchange using the internet and digital technology as a medium. Through a curriculum-based interface comprising online dialogue, nine pairs of participants have built strong bonds of friendship with…

“Ending 33 years of Iran-US silence” — CGNews Community Corner

~ by the CGNews Team 01 October 2013 Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani made history last week when they spoke on the phone, the highest level contact between Iran and United States since 1979. Read more about the call at Reuters. Wife of US hate crime victim responds with a call for greater cooperation…

Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire’s Speech in Afghanistan – 2 Million Friends org

Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire joined the Afghan Peace Volunteers and nine other international peace –builders in Kabul, Afghanistan to remember the 2 million victims of war over the past four decades in Afghanistan.   The Afghan Peace Volunteers are very grateful for the friendship and solidarity of Mairead Maguire and the other international peace-builders :…

Noam Chomsky: Reflections on a lifetime of engagement with Zionism, the Palestine Question, and American Empire – IOA Org

29 July 2012 Noam Chomsky Interview with Mouin Rabbani The Journal of Palestine Studies – Spring 2012 (Vol 41, no. 3) http://www.palestine-studies.org/journals.aspx?id=11394&jid=1&href=fulltext What is perhaps most striking about Noam Chomsky is his consistency. Over the course of more than half a century of political activism, accompanied by a ceaseless output of books and articles as…