Malkhaz Songulashvili is the metropolitan bishop of Tbilisi, Georgia. Songulashvili is the leader of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia and a professor of comparative theology and religious ethics. As leader of the Peace Cathedral in Tbilisi, he has been outspoken on Russian aggression in post-Communist states.
Jose Casanova is professor emeritus at Georgetown University, where he previously taught in the department of sociology and the department of theology and religious studies. He is head of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Politics.
The African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town is a teaching, learning and research institute that focuses on issues of gender and development on the African continent. The institute has delivered innovative integrated outcomes on gender justice, sexuality and human rights, peace and conflict studies and capacity building in relation to gender and women’s studies […]
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a group of 57 nations that considers itself the collective voice of the Muslim World. It serves to both protect Muslim interests, as well as promote harmony and peace. Contact via their website contact form.
The Media Foundation for West Africa, based in Accra, Ghana, promotes freedom of expression rights, media professionalism and media-led advocacy for peace building and participatory governance across West Africa.
Juliet Mphande is a human rights, media and peace activist in Zambia who started the LGBTI group Friends of Rainka. Contact via LinkedIn.
The Global Peace Initiative of Women works to develop and mobilize what it calls “spiritual energies” for the healing and benefit of the world. It is led by a group of international women spiritual leaders and practitioners with a main office in New York City and several satellites. Dena Merriam is its founder and convenor, and […]
While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]
Buddha comes from the Sanskrit language, meaning “awakened.” Simply put, the basic teachings of Buddhism are: first, to do no harm to any living being; second, to do good; and third, to purify the mind from impurity. Buddhist religious practice is the formal discipline of sitting meditation and mindfulness in everyday life. Today .7 percent […]