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African Gender Institute

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 […]

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Organization of Islamic Cooperation

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.

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Media Foundation for West Africa

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.

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Juliet Mphande

Juliet Mphande is a human rights, media and peace activist in Zambia who started the LGBTI group Friends of Rainka. Contact via LinkedIn.

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Global Peace Initiative of Women

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 […]

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Reporting on Islam

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 […]

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Reporting on Buddhism

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 […]

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James Baraz

James Baraz leads the Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley and is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center where, in addition to leading retreats, he coordinates the Community Dharma Leader program. He created and teaches the Awakening Joy course, is on the international advisory board of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and leads meditation retreats […]

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