What You Need to Know about ISIS – the Army of Terror

6 Historical Factors that Gave Birth to ISIS

by Rick Love On June 29, 2014 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself ruler of a Caliphate, or a Muslim state, spanning Syria and Iraq known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria). At one time ISIS controlled a swath of territory in Iraq and Syria comparable in size to the United Kingdom and […]

Five Books That Will Help You Be A Peace Catalyst

“The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7) One of the best ways to acquire wisdom is through reading. The five books below describe Peace Catalyst International’s multifaceted approach to Jesus-centered peacemaking. Read them carefully and apply them practically to become a peace catalyst this year!   […]

Somali-American Peace Feast

Building Peace and Friendship in Columbus, Ohio

  by Delaine Thomas “I’m worried. I’m worried for my community. I’m worried about the imminent backlash. I’m worried about the increase of anti-Somali, anti-Muslim, and anti-refugee rhetoric that will be used to explain the suspect’s motive. I’m worried that my community will be forced, once again, to prove their humanity to this nation. I […]

Turning Points in the War on Terror

  by Rick Love Leon Panetta, former Director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense, and Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, just launched Turning Point: A New Comprehensive Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism. Turning Point summarizes the findings of interviews about violent extremism with hundreds of experts, along with surveys conducted […]