Archives for Jan 2015

Conversations with an Imam: How Do You Respond to Discrimination?

PCI's Martin Brooks has been making a series of short video interviews with his friend Imam Wasif. They discuss a wide range of issues concerning Christian-Muslim relations, and today they talk about how Imam Wasif and his family respond to discrimination as Muslims in the U.S.

Featured Peacemaker: Sami Awad

A peacemaker with a rich and conflict-riddled heritage, Sami Awad is a Palestinian Christian who founded and is currently Executive Director of Holy Land Trust, a Palestinian non-profit organization in Bethlehem established to build peace through nonviolence.

Religious Freedom Part 6: Charlie Hebdo, Freedom of Speech, and Religion

Why did more than a million people, including forty world leaders, march for freedom in France after the Charlie Hebdo massacre? Today (January 16, 2015) we celebrate religious freedom day in the United States. And one of the best ways to celebrate religious freedom today is to understand and practice free speech in a multi-religious world. Without free speech there is no true religious freedom.

Video: Sami Awad on The Power of Nonviolence

Peaceworker Sami Awad describes how nonviolence empowers people to deal with injustice and oppression, and breaks down the barriers that prevent people from relating to each other. Sami is the founder and Executive Director of Holy Land Trust, a Palestininan non-profit organization established to promote nonviolent resistence and work toward peace in the Holy Land.

Conversations with an Imam: Similarities and Differences in Christian-Muslim Friendship

PCI's Martin Brooks created this video conversation with his friend Imam Wasif about what it looks like for Muslims and Christians to be friends, given that we have both similarities and differences of faith. This is a powerful picture of peacemaking and what we're all about at Peace Catalyst.