Faith Divided: Spirituality Caught in Conflict

This film, directed by two filmmakers from either side of the Line of Control in Kashmir, provides an emotive illustration of how conflict has prevented Kashmiris across different faiths from visiting their places of worship.

Al-Jazeera English interview: Catherine Samba-Panza sworn in as CAR Interim President

Caesar Poblicks, East and Central Africa Programme Projects Manager, talks to Al-Jazeera English about the nature of the crisis in Central African Republic and the need to support community-based reconciliation and dialogue, as Catherine Samba-Panza is sworn in as interim president.

Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon (Accord 24) - English version

Jul 2012
Cover of Accord issue 24
Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised. But it has failed to deliver for most Lebanese. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Agreement, and today fear of spillover from insecurity in Syria, show that a fundamentally different approach is needed to transform negative and precarious stability in Lebanon into positive and resilient peace.

Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon (Accord 24) - Arabic version

Jul 2012

Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised. But it has failed to deliver for most Lebanese. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Agreement, and today fear of spillover from insecurity in Syria, show that a fundamentally different approach is needed to transform negative and precarious stability in Lebanon into positive and resilient peace.

National award win for partner in Central African Republic

Congratulations to our partner, Madame Rashida Mamba who has received the medal of "Officier dans l'Ordre du Merite Centrafricain" for her tireless work to reconcile Christians and Muslims in the country.

Interfaith Peace Platform wins UN Peace Prize

The Interfaith Peace Platform has won an international peace award for its work to reconcile Muslims and Christians in the hope of restoring lasting peace in the Central African Republic.

Colombia - De‑mining in Micoahumado: from civil resistance to local negotiation with the ELN

In the midst of violence: local engagement with armed groups
May 2015

Mauricio García-Durán and Fernando Sarmiento Santander explore an initiative by the population of Micoahumado in southern Bolivar, one of the most disputed zones in the Colombian conflict. The article identifies how the community was able to convince the ELN to unilaterally de-mine the main arteries connecting the village of Micoahumado in a territory under de facto ELN control.

Northern Uganda - The Acholi Religious Leaders’ Peace Initiative: local mediation with the Lord’s Resistance Army

In the midst of violence: local engagement with armed groups
May 2015

Rt. Bishop Macleod Baker Ochola and James O. Latigo review the efforts of the ARLPI to reach out to the LRA. These led to mediated dialogue between the LRA and the Ugandan government.

The Voice of Peace: Grassroots news and opinions on the LRA conflict – June 2014

Jul 2014
Voice of Peace isuue 10

News and views from areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan and Uganda.

Find out about our partners in the Regional Civil Society Network who produce this quarterly newsletter to share with their communities.

Issue 10 - March 2014 to June 2014

Protecting civilians in LRA-affected areas: Regional Civil Society Task Force

Jul 2014
RCSTF resolution in May 2014
People in East and Central Africa still live in fear of attack by the Lord's Resistance Army. There is an urgent need to tackle this. Religious, traditional leaders and civil society organisations from LRA affected areas have put together a series of recommendations for international actors, local governments and community groups on protecting civilians.