CRDC Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding Hind Kabawat was recently published on foreignpolicy.com. “How is it that an almost entirely civilian town, where people peacefully and collectively took to the streets to demand their rights, could be the site of atrocities committed by the Assad regime? The truth is that the biggest threat to the Assad regime is the Syrian people’s legitimate demands for freedom and dignity, not terrorism.” Read the full article here.
CRDC Director of Interfaith Peacebuiling Hind Kabawat speaks about her mentor Syriac Catholic Father Paolo on The Daily Beast. “He was always telling me, ‘Hind, we can’t be sitting and lecturing others. We need to go to the people. Because this is freedom and democracy, from the people to the people. This is exactly what Jesus wants and what Jesus did. He did not sit in his home.’” Read the full article here.
CRDC Director Marc Gopin was featured on Day 13 of the 40 Days with Peacemakers blog by the William Penn House. Read the full entry here
CRDC Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding Hind Kabawat wrote an article on Syria’s ongoing peace process. “As a member of the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee who is a believer in dialogue rather than violence, it is still clear to me that the solution to Syria’s crisis is political not military. ” Read the full article on Huffington Post.
Marc Gopin at McGill University
CRDC Director Marc Gopin recently lectured on religion and conflict resolution at McGill University. Listen to his full talk here on SoundCloud.
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.