Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

On Saturday a gunman with anti-Semitic views opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 and wounding 4. In disturbing irony, this happened on the very same day the world observes International Religious Freedom Day. Today we stand in solidarity with this community and mourn their losses with them. We reject […]

The Uyghurs of China

by David Vidmar If you’ve kept up with recent world news, you may have heard what’s happening to the Uyghur people in China. Most ethnic Uyghurs identify as Muslim, and over one million of them are currently detained in Chinese prison camps just north of Tibet with the stated purpose of “preventing terrorism.” These prison camps resemble […]

An African-American, Caucasian, and Palestinian go to a Checkpoint…

by Andy Larsen A Peace Catalyst peacemaker for several years, Andy Larsen now uses photography and his experience in the Holy Land to lead peacemaking trips to the region. Find more from Andy at worldlyholiness.com. This spring, my wife and I spent 12 weeks in Israel/Palestine seeking to listen, learn, and help advocate for a just […]

How To Do Jesus-Centered Peace Building

by Bryan Carey Jesus-centered peace building work requires an internal disposition and some simple practical steps. Internally, peace building requires the mindset to first seek to understand others, rather than seeking to be understood (James 1:19), as well as theological humility, which allows us to admit the limitations of our knowledge and understanding. When we […]

Post-War Peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina

by Bryan and Stephanie Carey It’s difficult to describe a place like Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The entire Balkan region is fascinatingly complex, deeply unsettled, and yet distinctly charming. We’ve fallen in love with the beautiful normalcy of BiH’s ethno-religious diversity, the incredible people who live here, and their wisdom and relentless courage. We live […]