CRDC Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding Hind Kabawat attended the conference of Syrian opposition leaders in Riyadh earlier this month as they considered a new round of negotiations with Damascus. Though many of the opposition groups had never met before, the meetings were marked by inclusivity and a sense of collective responsibility for the future. Read Hind’s take on the conference on Huffington Post.
CRDC hosted a contest asking participants to submit creative works showing their hope for Tunisia’s future. Click here to see the winning photos. Thank you to all who participated!
Marc Gopin interviewed on Al Jazeera English
Watch CRDC’s Director, Dr. Marc Gopin, describe efforts to deescalate the tensions surrounding access to the Al Aqsa Mosque Compound with confidence building measures amidst a wave of violence and the larger context of the unsettled conflict and occupation.
Marc Gopin featured on Tikkun.org
CRDC’s Director, Dr. Marc Gopin, recently wrote for Tikkun.org on the subject of non-violent statecraft.
“Nations often pursue war and embrace violent regimes as allies because the benefits economically and politically of the military/industrial complex are irresistible. As a result it is hard for peace-oriented policy makers and bureaucrats to persuade their own institutions to commit to nonviolent statecraft..” (Read more…)
CRDC Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding Hind Kabawat and Pamela Ostovich were published on The Huffington Post this month. Kabawat and Ostovich wrote on the resilience of Syrian refugees they encountered on their recent visit to the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. (Read here.)