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hindHind Kabawat on the Riyadh Conference

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.


imagine crdc tunisia fb2015 Imagine Tunisia Art Contest

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!


Nousha Nousha Kabawat featured on Hart House Blog

CRDC Syria Program’s Nousha Kabawat was featured as a guest writer for the University of Toronto Hart House blog.  Read Nousha’s post on the origins of Project Amal ou Salam here.


hindHind Kabawat featured on Huffington Post

CRDC Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding Hind Kabawat shared her reflections on the first Syrian Film Festival in Toronto on Huffington Post.  (Read here.)


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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.


ICAR professor Marc Gopin headshot.

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…)


hindHind Kabawat featured on Huffington Post

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.)


ICAR professor Marc Gopin headshot.Marc Gopin at TEDxBerkeley

Watch CRDC’s Director Marc Gopin present a TEDtalk at TEDxBerkeley titled “Peace Steps: One Rabbi’s Journey Into the Heart of his Enemies.” (more…)