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Current Top 10 Peacemaking Books

One of the best ways to acquire wisdom is through reading. So I have put together the top ten books on peacemaking for 2015. It was painful whittling the list down to only ten books, but hopefully this will give you some guidance as you seek to acquire wisdom.

Join the Peacemaking Movement

Our work is constantly increasing, and we need the resources to keep up with the opportunities coming our way. Do you want to be part of the peacemaking movement?

Hope but Verify - Supporting Diplomacy with Iran

This week, more than 50 Christian leaders came together to voice support for the recent move toward a diplomatic agreement with Iran concerning Iran’s nuclear program. Sojourners published the statement (below) as a full-page ad in Roll Call, a Washington, D.C. political newspaper widely read by members of Congress and their staff.

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: A New Look at the West Bank and Jerusalem

In our world filled with negative images and stories from around the world, it's as important as ever (or maybe even more important than ever) to tell the positive stories. Which is why we're so excited about this upcoming project by Peace Catalyst's own Andy Larsen.

Featured Peacemaker: Abdullah Saeed

Abdullah Saeed is the Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the Islamic University of Medina and holds a PhD in Islamic Studies as well as a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne. He has written on religious freedom, Quran interpretation, and Islamic banking, among other topics in the field of Islamic studies.

Lattes for Peace Challenge

Will you take up the Latte Challenge and give up nine lattes a month to invest in peace? In the next 30 days, we're looking for 30 people to begin donating $30 a month to our Waging Peace Fund, which helps us continue and expand our work.

Louisville Peace Feast Helps Children in Pakistan

How amazing. Peace Catalyst gets Christians and Muslims together in Louisville, Kentucky and friendships are formed. Then God uses these connections to care for orphaned Christian children in Pakistan.

Featured Peacemaker: Lisa Gibson

As news of ISIS fills the headlines and the thoughts of people around the world today, we find ourselves, especially as followers of Jesus, asking how we should respond. It’s one thing to talk about how to respond to terrorists, but it’s another to truly live it out. Lisa Gibson is one person who has been personally affected by terrorism and has lived out forgiveness in a profound and extraordinary way.

Hijab For A Day: More Than Meets The Eye

I wore a hijab (head scarf) for a day last week. I'd been invited to participate in World Hijab Day by a friend who is Muslim and wears a head covering. I took her up on the friendly challenge because I don't often get to walk in someone else's shoes and expand my experience of the world.

Jesus & ISIS: Five Commands for the Road to Peace

One of the dinner guests asked the eleven of us sitting around a table, “What do you think followers of Jesus should do about ISIS?” After a moment of silence one woman responded, “To be honest with you, I feel like we should respond to ISIS like we should destroy them. I am not saying this is what I should do as a follower of Jesus, but that’s how I feel.”