October 5, 2016
Christians and Muslims gathered in Phoenix to listen to and learn from one another around the theme of “re-writing the rhetoric of hate.” The evening’s panel of peacemakers were Rick Love, Imam Ahmed, Usama Shami, Muna Ali, and Jackie Parks. It’s obvious by a hand on a shoulder and laughter at a shared memory that some of these leaders have done the intentional work of building genuine relationships.
September 21, 2016
Photographer, visual peacemaker, and Peace Catalyst staff member, Andy Larsen has spent a good amount of time in the Holy Land and has collaborated with Emmy award-winning producer John Yeager to produce the movie Blessed Are The Peacemakers to document Andy's journey through the Holy Land and to tell the stories of real people living life there.
September 14, 2016
When trying to understand the perceived “other,” it’s important to be cautious about single-story narratives (i.e. “just watch a 4-minute video on YouTube to know the truth”) and information from mass media and to instead get to know real people in real relationship. That’s why we do what we do.
September 7, 2016
Creating a culture of widespread distrust and fear of an entire group is a technique that has been used preceding mass violence throughout history. As followers of Jesus, what are we to do?
August 31, 2016
One of the questions people ask us most often is, "How do I get started in peacemaking?" So we've created an online, self-paced course to give you the basics and help you on your journey toward becoming a peacemaker.
August 24, 2016
I’ve met a lot of world-changers and activists in my life. And one thing I’ve noticed is that they all need to be focused in one specific direction in order to be most fruitful! That’s why I think learning to pray the Serenity Prayer as a way of life is so revolutionary.
August 17, 2016
Reinold Neibuhr’s serenity prayer is revolutionary! These three short petitions about serenity, courage and wisdom create a prayer that can be a life-changer. Praying this prayer will make you more peaceful and productive. Who doesn’t want that?
August 10, 2016
When I was a young leader one of my favorite sayings was, “There are three kinds of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened.”
July 26, 2016
In our metro area, we wanted to create a partnership between a mosque and a church around one simple idea: getting people together who have reason to remain isolated from one another.
July 21, 2016
At the Apex Mosque/Fellowship of Christ Dinner Club in Raleigh, we gather monthly for a potluck meal, lots of laughter, and occasional serious talk about real issues. Here's how you can do this in your city.