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Lessons Learned from an Anti-Islam Protest: Our Talk with Usama Shami

The world is seemingly becoming overrun with hate and violence. We hear about yet another shooting practically daily. But as we are so inundated with horror story after horror story, we’d like to bring you news of a story that turned out very differently.

4 Practical Ways to Start Making Peace in the New Year

As you start making your resolutions for the New Year, here are some easy and practical ways to get started with peacemaking (that anyone can do)...

A Prayer Challenge for a Weary, War-Torn World

Will you wage peace with us? Let’s pray in the new year by praying for Syria, South Sudan, Somalia, Central African Republic, and Afghanistan!

An Open Letter to our Muslim Friends

Dear Muslim Friends, I hope it's okay with you if I share a bit from my heart.

Love Your Neighbor (Whatever His Religion)

The world seems to be going mad. If you go by what the news reports, the situation is pretty bleak. Particularly when it comes to relations between Christians and Muslims. But what we hear on the news is not the whole story.

Colorado Gives Day TOMORROW

Both Muslims and Christians should live in safe, supportive communities... but this reality is not possible without the hard work of peacemaking. One practical way to give the gift of peace is to partner with Peace Catalyst International.

Peacemaking Through Art

It’s incredible how impactful a few hours of interaction with someone from another culture can be! Our State Department sponsors various cultural groups to visit the U.S., and sometimes those groups come to our city, Louisville, KY.

Beirut and Paris Terrorist Attacks

Peace Catalyst International grieves with the people of Lebanon and France over these despicable terrorist attacks in Beirut and Paris. We urge followers of Jesus everywhere to love God with their mind in order to resist simplistic sound bites about Islam. Islam is radically diverse. The vast majority of Muslims are not our enemies. The tiny fraction of Muslim extremists like ISIS are.

Islamophobia Hurts America

Douglas Johnston, known as the father of faith-based diplomacy, opened a recent conference on Religious Freedom and Islamophobia at Temple University by saying, “The greatest asset we have to fight militant Islam is the American Muslim community. Unfortunately, we have alienated many in this community... and as the Muslim community is marginalized, it plays into the hands of extremists.”

Imams and Pastors Spreading the Peace

"Islam is dangerous and promotes violence." It was hard to start on such a negative note. But that is why this gathering was so important.