Salam Institute for Peace and Justice

Salam Institute for Peace and Justice Salam Institute is an NGO for research, education, & practice on issues related to conflict resolution, nonviolence, human rights and interfaith dialogue.

Salam Institute for Peace and Justice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering research, dialogue, tolerance and understanding between peoples of deeply divided societies, particularly between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Through its research, educational trainings and practice on issues related to conflict resolution, nonviolence, human rights and development, Salam Institute for Peace and Justice plays a key role in helping communities to bridge sensitive cultural, historical and religious divides and to find innovative ways to form and build on consensus. The Institute has extensive experience conducting educational trainings, hosting international conferences, publishing dynamic manuals, guides and reports and directing innovative projects focused on interfaith and intercultural dialogue, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, sustainable development, conflict resolution and community development in predominantly Muslim countries.

Mission: Founded by a group of academicians and practitioners in the field of conflict resolution, peace studies, Islamic cultural studies, and international development, the Salam Institute aims to: - Provide scholarly and professional knowledge and expertise to governmental and non-governmental organizations and individuals on various dimensions of political, socio-cultural, religious, and economic aspects of conflicts in Islamic context; - the knowledge base of Islamic models for conflict resolution and peace among practitioners, academicians, and policy makers; - Further the inter-religious dialogue among Muslims and non-Muslims in Western and non-Western societies, as well as promote an action orientation towards peace and justice among the different communities; - Advance the integration of local traditions and values in areas of peace, conflict resolution and development; and, - Explore, develop, and utilize resources in Muslim communities to contribute to peacebuilding and development efforts in various conflict areas in the world.

Check out the new publication - Dialogue in Peacebuilding: Understanding Different Perspectives - Now in Arabic1 Dialogu...
11/09/2020
www.daghammarskjold.se

Check out the new publication - Dialogue in Peacebuilding: Understanding Different Perspectives - Now in Arabic1

Dialogue in Peacebuilding: Understanding Different Perspectives aims to deepen understanding and awareness of dialogue as a critical aspect of and tool for peacebuilding and for strengthening social cohesion. It features articles by practitioners and scholars, who share their experiences, including successes and challenges, in working to promote listening and greater understanding between groups. “Bridging faiths and worldviews through dialogue” was written by Secretariat members of the Network for Religions and Traditional Peacemakers for the Development Dialogue to exemplify the importance of the role of religious and traditional actors in conflict situations.

https://www.daghammarskjold.se/publication/dialogue-in-peacebuilding/

New Story Leadership interfaith event invitationJoin us Sunday, July 12th, from 1 pm to 3 pm EDT for a virtual interfait...
07/10/2020

New Story Leadership interfaith event invitation

Join us Sunday, July 12th, from 1 pm to 3 pm EDT for a virtual interfaith event co-sponsored by New Story Leadership, churches, temples, and a local Islamic Center. The first hour will include a panel discussion entitled “Religion, Identity and Social Change” that will be moderated by Daniel Estrin, NPR’s Jerusalem correspondent. The panelists will be four members of NSL's impressive Class of 2020. The second hour will feature four breakout sessions, each moderated by an NSL alum, on topics as diverse as environmental issues in the region and the role of women in peacebuilding.

The panelists will speak to their religious identity and how it has shaped their view of the conflict. They include an Evangelical Christian Palestinian, Jewish Israeli from Jerusalem, Muslim Palestinian, and former Ultra - orthodox Israeli settler.

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UxDjQZx1TH2F8km2Messew
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Newly-Released Religion in Conflict and Peace Analysis Guide! The Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, in collaboratio...
09/08/2018
Religious Peacebuilding Action Guides

Newly-Released Religion in Conflict and Peace Analysis Guide!

The Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, in collaboration with the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) and the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, has published its Analysis Guide on Religion in Conflict and Peace.

The Full Guide is available to download free athttps://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/USIP_Religion-in-Conflict-Peacebuilding_Analysis-Guide.pdf

The Summary Guide is available to download free athttps://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/USIP_Religion-in-Conflict-Peacebuilding-Summary.pdf

This user-friendly publication - one of a series of Action Guides on religious peacebuilding - is written for those working to address violent conflicts in which religion plays a role and provides guidance on how to take the religious dimensions of conflict into consideration in peacebuilding. The other forthcoming Guides include Religion and Mediation, Religion and Reconciliation, and Religion and Gender.

To learn more about the Action Guide series, as well as the Religion and Peacebuilding online course, visit https://www.usip.org/programs/religious-peacebuilding-action-guides

The Guide will also be the basis for in-person courses on Religion in Conflict and Peacebuilding, including an October 29-31 workshop offered prior to this year's Parliament of World Religions in Toronto. See https://parliamentofreligions.org/blog/2018-08-16-2052/pre-parliament-event-offers-introduction-religion-conflict-and-peacebuilding

Yuvsatta (youth for peace) is seeking young people for this year’s 13th Global Youth Peace Fest-GYPF 2018, September 30-...
07/01/2018
www.peacefestindia.in

Yuvsatta (youth for peace) is seeking young people for this year’s 13th Global Youth Peace Fest-GYPF 2018, September 30-October 2, 2018, at Peace-city Chandigarh, in India. This year the focus will be on SDG 17- (Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development), which aims to reflect on opportunities to renew and integrate efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More details available online at http://www.peacefestindia.in/

Vacancy Announcement from our partner Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers.Finn Church Aid (FCA) is seeking...
01/09/2018
fca.rekrytointi.com - Network Asia Coordinator – based in Bangkok, Thailand

Vacancy Announcement from our partner Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers.

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is seeking a Network Asia Coordinator to the Secretariat of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers. She/he supports the coordination of the Network activities in Asia. The Network Asia coordinator also ensures development of effective communication materials to provide peace support to intra- and inter-faith focused actions in Asia.

The position is temporary and half-time (50%) until 31.12.2018, and will start as soon as possible. The coordinator is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Areas of responsibility include:

Coordinate Network Asia Working Group of approximately 20 regional actors and provide programmatic support to Network projects in Asia;
Lead strategic planning and implementation of the communication plan on Buddhist-Muslim relationship building regionally;
Seek concrete synergies with FCA Right to Peace programmatic work in Asia;
Ensure that administrative deadlines are met.
For more information, click https://peacemakersnetwork.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ff5f885ca4d54cf8779b14862&id=10a3b4ea10&e=5c517a300b. Deadline for applications 10.1.2018.

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organisations forming one ...

Sharing success stories from our Cure Violence Palestine project. In partnership with Cure Violence and our local partne...
01/05/2018
متنزه أحلام الطفوله واقع وليست خيال "مدرسة الخنساء للبنات"

Sharing success stories from our Cure Violence Palestine project.

In partnership with Cure Violence and our local partner, Amal Hadweh, the Salam Institute completed the last of five workshops this December, training and establishing a network of 23 Palestinians from throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem in Cure Violence's public health approach to violence reduction and Nonviolent Communication.

Here are stories from two of our participants.

"My name is Faten Asmar from Nablus and I work in a government school for girls. The school is located School Street so called because there are 13 schools on it for both boys and girls of different ages grade 1-12. The school I work in is an elementary school (ages 7-10, grades 1-4) in the Old City of Nablus that well known for the daily violence taking place there among students after they finish school and are on their way home.

After I have participated in the Cure Violence training, I decided to apply what I learnt to this context and be in the street every day after school. I have successfully interrupted 40 cases of beating and shouting. In addition I managed to take sharp and dangerous items like knives and scissors that the students carried with them as weapons. I used Nonviolent Communication to have the youth feel validated and be willing to give them up on their own accord.

In addition I also trained a team of youth ages 13-14 on the Cure Violence approach, focusing on how to create behavior change and interrupt violence in the street with me after school. I watched this group every day and observed significant changes in their behavior and the way they treated the other children.

The other story that I would like to tell is that I worked with different stakeholders in the city to open a garden for children, calling it the "Dream Garden". Children and youth have started to play there and release some of the stress they hold inside. https://www.facebook.com/childhood.dreams.park/"

Another participant recounted: "A young man came to my house threatening to kill his female relative and her boyfriend because they brought shame to his family. She was having a relationship with her boyfriend while being married. The visitor was furious and very angry. I calmed him down, listened to his story, and tried my best to make him feel as much comfortable as I can, explaining to him that killing and causing violence will result in more violence and hatred among all families concerned .

I advised him that it is good to breathe and think more deeply of the whole situation. After having coffee and again explaining the danger of harming both of them, I also told him how much the family would suffer if they found out. He was convinced and his mood changed. I promised him that I would talk to his female relative and her boyfriend, urging them to finish their relationship and have the boyfriend leave the area for some time. He agreed.

I did do what I promised him. I went to the woman and her boyfriend and they promised to finish the relation. The boyfriend left the city for some time and the women stayed with her husband safe.

My visitor was very thankful to me, explaining that I managed to help him feel ease and to contain his anger, or else he would have harmed or even killed his relative."

متنزه أحلام الطفولة واقع وليست خيال " مدرسة الخنساء للبنات "

KAICIID releases its new Dialogue Knowledge Hub, an online database of resources, publications, and contact directories ...
12/08/2017
Dialogue Knowledge Hub

KAICIID releases its new Dialogue Knowledge Hub, an online database of resources, publications, and contact directories on interreligious dialogue.

https://www.kaiciid.org/dialogue-knowledge-hub

The “Dialogue Knowledge Hub” is intended to be a resource for leaders of religious communities, policymakers, researchers, teachers, journalists, students, and anyone seeking to promote interreligious dialogue (IRD) in their communities.

The database also provides compelling evidence of the positive contribution of interreligious dialogue to achieving development goals.

KAICIID releases its new Dialogue Knowledge Hub, an online database of resources, publications, and contact directories ...
12/08/2017
Dialogue Knowledge Hub

KAICIID releases its new Dialogue Knowledge Hub, an online database of resources, publications, and contact directories on interreligious dialogue.

https://www.kaiciid.org/dialogue-knowledge-hub

The “Dialogue Knowledge Hub” is intended to be a resource for leaders of religious communities, policymakers, researchers, teachers, journalists, students, and anyone seeking to promote interreligious dialogue (IRD) in their communities.

The database also provides compelling evidence of the positive contribution of interreligious dialogue to achieving development goals.

KAICIID releases its new Dialogue Knowledge Hub, an online database of resources, publications, and contact directories ...
12/08/2017
Dialogue Knowledge Hub

KAICIID releases its new Dialogue Knowledge Hub, an online database of resources, publications, and contact directories on interreligious dialogue.

https://www.kaiciid.org/dialogue-knowledge-hub

The “Dialogue Knowledge Hub” is intended to be a resource for leaders of religious communities, policymakers, researchers, teachers, journalists, students, and anyone seeking to promote interreligious dialogue (IRD) in their communities.

The database also provides compelling evidence of the positive contribution of interreligious dialogue to achieving development goals.

09/05/2017
Job – Salaminstitute

Salam announces a full-time short-term Development Coordinator/Proposal Writer position!

See http://salaminstitute.org/portal/job/ for more information.

JOB TYPE: Full Time (Work Remotely). Initial contract for 6 months with 3 months’ probation.DESCRIPTION The Development Coordinator manages the relationship building and fundraising efforts of Salam Institute for Peace and Justice with donors. The coordinator is responsible for fundraising processes...

Three weeks left to nominate a religiously motivated peace activist working in an armed conflict to be the next Tanenbau...
03/13/2017
Nomination Process | Tanenbaum.org

Three weeks left to nominate a religiously motivated peace activist working in an armed conflict to be the next Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action.

Peacemakers in Action fill a critical gap, working with people at the local level as well as the diplomatic community. By supporting these individuals and strengthening their voices, Tanenbaum is taking a stand against violence and hate.

https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://tanenbaum.org/peacemakers-in-action-network/nomination-process/&source=gmail&ust=1489508737611000&usg=AFQjCNHPhTyMYQrdYkdF_-GRbEuWQRxokQ

At Tanenbaum, we respond to the wars, religious tensions and sectarian battles that make the world so dangerous by working with religiously motivated men and women who are putting peace into action and working to resolve these conflicts - including those involving religion. These individuals are fue...

02/25/2017
www.naz.edu :: Sacred Texts and Human Contexts

The Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Nazareth College is pleased to announce its 4th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Women and Gender in Religions on July 30-August 1, 2017. The Conference is open to scholars in religious, theology, women and gender studies and other social scientists from US and abroad as presenters or participants.
* The proposal should be no more than 550 words.
* Send a 225-word resume that presents expertise in the area of your presentation.
* Include your address, telephone number, and email address.
* Notice of acceptances will be sent soon after evaluation with guidelines for full presentation.
* Selected papers are published
* Last date to receive your proposal is March 15, 2017, earlier is preferred.

Please visit the website to know more about the conference sub-topics, submitting a proposal and registration: https://www2.naz.edu/interfaith/programs/academic-conferences/sacred-texts-human-contexts/

Canada, and around the globe to share research on contemporary issues in religion and social sciences. We invite you to join us.

The US Institute of Peace invites you to participate in this brief, anonymous survey that will be used to inform a study...
01/12/2017
Youth Working with Traditional Religious Leaders for Peace and Security Survey

The US Institute of Peace invites you to participate in this brief, anonymous survey that will be used to inform a study about effective partnerships amongst youth, religious leaders, and those who hold both identities. The survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YouthReligiousLeaders
Please share this survey with your networks. The deadline to complete the survey is January 15, 2017.

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A Greener Environment around the Nënë Tereza (Mother Teresa) Hospital Center in Tirana, another YES Transformative Leade...
12/05/2016

A Greener Environment around the Nënë Tereza (Mother Teresa) Hospital Center in Tirana, another YES Transformative Leadership Training Project by Klea Troka

My name is Klea Troka and I am a YES alumna of 2011-2012, currently a fourth year medical student studying in Tirana, Albania. During my exchange year in the U.S., I got the opportunity not only to widen my horizons on how I see the world around me, but also how I see myself. Thanks to the YES program I feel more confident and ready to give and try my best.

Upon my arrival in Albania, I started my studies in the field of medicine. My school is located inside a big hospital center, Nënë Tereza, which receives about 400 patients daily for medical attention. While I was in my immunology class, I noticed that the view from the window was not so pleasant. My classroom is located in the same building where most of the hospitalized patients are placed.

As a curious person, I am not only interested in the scientific aspects of medicine, but also the emotional and psychological factors. I started doing some research on how the environment affects our health and specifically how it affects the healing process of the hospitalized patients. One study indicated that hospital patients have been shown to recover from surgery more quickly when their hospital room offered a view of trees. Trees improve air quality by filtering harmful dust and pollutants and trees absorb and block noise. A well placed tree can reduce noise by as much as 40%. A study published by environmental psychologist Roger Urich in the journal, Science, showed that patients with bedside windows looking out on leafy trees healed on average, a day faster, needed significantly less pain medication and had fewer postsurgical complications than patients who instead saw a brick wall.

And that is how Green Heals project began. On November 6, a total of 40 YES alumni, the hospital medical students, and volunteers of Outdoor Ambassador Albania, got together to plant twenty trees around the Hospital Center. A volunteer who is a student of architecture helped us creating an environmental design to plant the trees where they would have the most impact for health and beauty We planted six Prunus Pissardi Nigra, four Eucalyptus, and ten Rosmarino trees, each chosen for their specific characteristics. Eucalyptus, for example, keeps mosquitoes away. Prunus Pissardi adds color and shade to the environment and Rosmarino trees are known for their great smell. Team members are now part of the care and maintenance required.

When the volunteer team first started talking about the idea, our thought was that it would only impact the patients and the people who would walk by and see the trees. The truth turned out to be different. Green Heals impacted us, and all the other students who study at the university. Every day we walk by those trees we know we are kind of “guilty” for their existence. I also noticed the impact and relation we created with the environment. “I have started to notice any kind of trees around the streets I walk by,” said Adriana, medical student who was part of the team

Green Heals started as a small personal project, but it was made possible by the work of enthusiastic, talented young people, who put their best efforts in every small detail. For me, this was the best example of team work and how young people together can do great things. Our hope is that other people will take small initiatives like this one, and will have their impact on the environment.

Thank you to the YES Alumni, medical students, and Outdoors Ambassadors Albania volunteers for their hard work. I would also like to thank the administration of the Nënë Tereza Hospital Center as without their help Green Heals project would not be possible. Many thanks go to Linda Mëniku, at American Councils for International Education in Albania, whose great contribution made this project successful.

And last but not least, I would like to thank the training team from the Salam Institute for Peace and Justice who taught me everything from A to Z on how to conduct a community initiative through the YES Alumni Transformational Leadership Training workshop I participated in. I convey my appreciation to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for their sponsorship of YES program.

Please remember that by planting a tree, you are planting hope! Thank you!

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