International Center for Religion & Diplomacy

The mission of ICRD is to prevent and resolve ethnic, tribal and other identity-based conflicts that typically exceed the grasp of traditional diplomacy by incorporating religious considerations into the solution. ICRD's success to date has generally been a function of: 1) decreasing religion's role as a driver of conflict; 2) increasing the role of religious clergy and laity in peacemaking; 3) increasing the capacity of religious peacemakers; 4) increasing policy-makers' awareness of and receptivity to the potential contribution of religious peacemakers. More generally ICRD works to minimize the occasions in which we are forced to send our sons and daughters into harm's ...
Training Peacebuilders in Yemen
 
The International Center for Religion & Diplomacy will conduct a 1 year training and capacity building program in Abyan, Yemen for a select team of 44 indigenous peacebuilders to help them lead a self-sustaining network of 250 Peace Committees that will provide non-violent conflict resolution and mediation services in their communities. This project will empower a civilian network of peacebuilders in Abyan where judicial and legal systems are weak, and the risk of violent conflict is high. project reportread updates from the field
!Ya Basta! Healing Wounds of History in Colombia
 
Over 12 months, ICRD will mobilize and train 100 female religious & community leaders to conduct local reconciliation (and prepare them to train 400 more) in support of the Colombian Government's (GOC) reintegration of former fighters into conflict-affected communities. Designed in collaboration with the GOC, victims groups, ex-combatants, and others, the project integrates local skills to build on the unique strengths of women and faith actors to break a 100-year cycle of violence and revenge. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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