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Global Peacemaking
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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

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The Center for Dialogue and Action in Pakistan brings together people of different faiths and cultures to begin to respect and understand each other. The Center creates courses on peace-building and accepting "the other" with the goal of creating understanding and empathy. The aim of the Center is to create good global citizens.

The Center for Dialogue and Action in Pakistan brings together people of different faiths and cultures to begin to respect and understand each other. The Center creates courses on peace-building and accepting "the...
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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...

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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...

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Thu, 6 Apr 2017
blogNew UPIC Seeds Planted in Pakistan

During the last week of March, Intersections led a group of more than 30 delegates from 12 countries to Pakistan as part of our ongoing US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) program. It was remarkable to see how this effort has grown over the five years since a small group of us journeyed to Oman to begin this work. Most of our... more...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017
blogThis Generation and the Next

I am currently en route to Pakistan for our sixth UPIC trip over the past five years. It is an important moment in our long-term effort to help ease tension between our two countries. As we build relationships, alter stereotypes and continue to implement an action agenda developed during previous trips, we can count ten sustained efforts... more...