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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I'm just a peaceful person
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Violence, Human Rights
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
The major activities of CRDC’s staff will include development of educational material, social media, and books. Secondly, CRDC will engage in seminars, trainings, and public gatherings both abroad and at the University. Thirdly, CRDC will engage the social network of positive change makers in the conflict regions and collaborate with them in a way that raises the profile of significant and cutting edge peacebuilding work in high conflict zones. Finally, it will act as a connector of the social network of positive change makers and the policy makers of the Washington region in order to generate more effective international support for and encouragement of cutting edge peacebuilding.
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The goal of CRDC is to inspire and generate successful incremental steps of positive change in intractable conflict situations that can become the basis for new approaches to diplomacy and foreign policy. Paths to positive change include: civil society development through education in conflict resolution, peer mediation, innovative religious, spiritual, and cultural forms of conflict resolution, culturally effective methods of cooperation on development projects of benefit to all parties, and an integrated relationship between the world of such work and the world of policy makers and diplomats. An essential element of this is effective relationship-building across multiple sectors of enemy systems and global governance systems, with the help of extraordinary ‘connectors’. But it also entails linking these networks to the complex layers of decision makers in the more privileged sectors of global society. An essential emerging component of this work, therefore, is social network research and the practice of social network peacebuilding through social media, films, and cutting edge venues of global communications. The work of CRDC ranges from grassroots work to policymaking, and seeks to develop and support more effective collaboration between grassroots leaders and policymakers with regard to education, social change, and nonviolent resistance to unjust structures.

While CRDC welcomes grant opportunities for work in many regions, and CRDC has access to students with expertise in every region of the globe, CRDC’s major focus for the next three years will be the promotion of effective interventions in the Middle East, especially as it is linked to the United States.
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Come join Aziz Abu Sarah Palestinian Chair of the Parents Circle and Director of Middle East Projects for the CRDC and Rabbi Dr.Marc Gopin Professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, and Director of the CRDC at George Mason for a 10 day trip to the Holy Land with this unique chance to experience peace-building first hand!

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Meet Marc Gopin in TORONTO

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution will be speaking about his new book “To Make the Earth Whole” at:




Please join us to hear and meet the author of this important work and buy a signed copy of the book

To Make the Earth Whole: The Art of Citizen… Continue

CRDC Hosts-Citizen Diplomacy Evening

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

CRDC Citizen Diplomacy Evening, Monday, October 19, 2009

The Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC) is pleased to invite everyone to a joyous “Citizen Diplomacy Evening” at 7:30pm on Monday October 19 in Room 555 of the Truland Building. We will be presenting CRDC’s first Citizen Diplomacy Award to CRDC Senior Associate Hind Kabawat, and screening a new film on Hind Kabawat and her pioneering work in Syria, directed by David Vyorst and funded by the… Continue

New England Paper Highlights Aziz Sarah’s Work as a Peacemaker

Posted on August 28, 2009 at 9:50pm 0 Comments

Published by malloryh under Israel, Palestine, Palestinians, citizen diplomacy, narrative, peace process

By Mallory Huggins

A few weeks ago, The Jewish Voice & Herald (which serves New England and Southeastern Massachusetts) spolighted our own Aziz Abu Sarah’s work as an activist in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The article, titled “Palestinian activist: From angry young man to a proponent of peace,” discusses Aziz’s very personal connection to the conflict and how he… Continue

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At 12:46pm on February 26, 2012, leonardo martin negrin said…
At 9:16pm on June 23, 2010, Eva said…

iPeace is deleted from David Califa the end of June. Here you can find a new home.

You are cordially invited.

Warm regards, Eva
At 7:04pm on October 13, 2009, Clicia Pavan said…
For all I've ever read, I think the end of the historic conflict between Israel and Palestine is to use the wisdom of Solomon --
making Palestine a neutral meeting place for all religions of the world, God would be pleased and would end the conflict
Palestine would be a Marco, patrimony of all faiths to speak in the name of God
If this does not happen, will never have peace in March --- The history of the millennium would be the one, all together in place that does not belong to any country but God
Clicia Pavan
At 6:57pm on October 13, 2009, Clicia Pavan said…

Come be part of our group Gandhi, man of peace
Thank you
At 10:06pm on August 14, 2009, gunilla caisson said…
There are my ways of presenting oneself I do it through my writings *smile*

It all starts with the children. I write about that in ”The Child Within
All these children that are neglected or abused become our ” Barefoot Children” Some survive against all odds. That’s our ”Dandelion Children”

Many have to deal with this their inner child as grown ups since that is our ”Sauce of Peace” and the neglected child need its redress to be able to give and share.
”We cannot always Shine” that is OK. Admitting our sorrow and grief is the first step to healing and peace.
We can also find ourselves through ”Sagas, Dreams and Myths” within witch so much human wisdom is hidden.
We can close our eyes and just remember through all the music our heart and soul has saved, and we can share it with others in ”Unforgettable Music”
We can travel to get inspiration and understanding for our different cultures and customs, Why not go to ”Sweden starting in Lapland” You will find my roots there involved in the midnight sun and the northern light *smile*

Hope seeing you somewhere /Gunilla
At 8:46am on August 11, 2009, s <3 said…
At 1:40am on August 11, 2009, Motorcycle Hippy Al said…


"So Let's Make a Difference"

"Happy Trails" & "Happy iPeaceing"

Hippy Al

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