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USIP's Religion and Peacebuilding Program

Several weeks back my boss David Smock, my colleague Palwasha Kakar, and I participated in an event at the Rumi Forum here in Washington, DC at which we discussed the work of the Religion and Peacebuilding Program at the U.S. 145 more words


Daring to Achieve More

The following days will be quite challenging in Sanski Most. Yesterday Bosnia held its general elections. Today, some preliminary results came out. It will be a tough period for many people I know here. 416 more words


Mobaderoon Network awarded the LIVIA Foundation prize of honor for its non-violence efforts in Syria, 2014

“Planting the seeds of non violence will flourish the roses of peace” Mobaderoon network Syrian activists.

A clear vision to the syrian activists who believe and promote non-violence as the only way of action; implementing the several non violence programmes in provinces for 2 years.

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Sahih Bukhari hadith for the peacebuilder...

Narrated Um Kulthum bint Uqba: That she heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar.” 193 more words


Dealing with conflict: Change must begin within ourselves

Conflict is an inevitable event in our lives, that without it we won’t be given the chance to learn and improve our perspectives in life. This is a challenge for peacebuilders whom other people perceive as angels and superheroes who don’t have the right to get mad, or to be who they are, simply because they are expected to be peacebuilders. 967 more words

Life Reflections

Building Peace In A Spirit of Teshuva

Posted by Randall Butler, CEO, The Institute for Sustainable Peace

At 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, I had the distinct privilege of speaking to members of Congregation Brith Shalom in an annual educational seminar held just prior to the Selichot services that kick off the High Holy Days. 475 more words



It has been a long time since I’ve written a new post. This is due to a number of factors. First, not long after I wrote the last post, in December 2013, I experienced a crisis in my personal life that left me distracted. 957 more words