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Peacemaking in Pakistan
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The US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) is a nonpartisan interreligious alliance consisting of religious, academic and community leaders from over fifty Pakistani and American civil society organizations. Read 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, 15 Aug 2016
blogAn Incident in New York With Global Implications

On Saturday afternoon, Imam Maulama Akonjee and his associate Thara Uddin were walking home from prayers at the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid when they were gunned down execution style. This tragic, senseless act cannot go unaddressed by those who care about the fabric of our city. Indeed, the interfaith community in New York City has responded... more...

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016
blogInterfaith in a Pakistani Christian Slum:...

On a beautiful sunny morning in the heart of South Asia, rabbis, priests and imams gathered together in a little church in the slum area of a rich city, Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Here, in the so-called “most dangerous place on earth” because of “violent extremism” was a little miracle in practice —... more...

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016
blogPakistan and the US, Not So Different

Last week some of my UPIC colleagues and I gave a “briefing” at the State Department about our recent trip to Pakistan. At the briefing, I had an exchange with a State Department official who had recently returned to Pakistan. “Are you hopeful?” he asked. “Indeed, I am,” I responded and then recounted... more...

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Mon, 7 Mar 2016
blogOf Shalom and Salaam

The following article appeared  in the March 4, 2016 edition of Pakistan’s online paper, The Friday Times... “The Jewish community in Pakistan is almost non-existent and often lives in secrecy out of fear of anti-Semitic violence. But last month, an audience in Lahore packed into a room to hear a talk from Rabbi Reuven... more...