Global Peacemaking

Uniting divided nations and peoples through multi-cultural, interreligious action that builds relationships and dismantles extremist narratives. 

The Global Peacemaking program works to heal the rifts that separate humanity across race, ethnicity, religion and international borders. Convening diverse groups at the intersection of faith and reconciliation, we are breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes and cultivating cooperation where traditional diplomacy has been frozen. More

Mon, 22 May 2017
blogPalestinian Prisoners: Hunger Strike Solidarity

On April 27th, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, nearly 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners declared a hunger strike in Israeli prisons, demanding fair treatment and humane living conditions. Hunger strikes are often the most peaceful form of resistance available. Pain is inflicted solely on those who willingly participate and on their... more...

Mon, 8 May 2017
blogNegligence of a Cry: Rohingya

There is no greater indictment on the human species than when we turn on each other and slaughter in cold blood. And yet for all our technological advancements, scientific breakthroughs, civil-rights achievements, and individual freedoms, we still succumb to those primeval, dark, and unspeakable acts of genocide. The very fact that we... more...

Mon, 24 Apr 2017
blogChallenging Stereotypes in Pakistan

I just returned from a week-long visit to Pakistan. It was my third trip there in recent years as part of a peacemaking group seeking to build mutual understanding and relationships between the U.S. and Pakistan. This effort is sponsored by Intersections, a mission of the Collegiate Churches of NYC (four congregations, the most famous of... more...

Mon, 10 Apr 2017
blogFrom Rwanda to Syria: Is History Repeating Itself?

The Rwandan genocide is being repeated right now in Syria. April 3rd, 2017’s alleged chemical attack in Syria killed 86 people, including 26 children. Horrific pictures and videos of children slowly dying in their parent’s arms while foam leaks out of their mouths are all over social media. What makes the Syrian conflict... more...