Nouvelles

Monday, 17 January, 2011

Nagwa Raouf has written a message, following the massacre in front of the Coptic church on New Year's Eve in Egypt, and sent it by email to her Christian friends in Egypt and Lebanon. In its original Arabic form, it was published by the Lebanese newspaper Al-Nahar (probably the most important Lebanese daily) on 3 January.

Monday, 10 January, 2011
  Nigerians receiving Award from Jeni Stepanek

Over 600 people filled the room at the eighth Annual Celebration Gala of the We Are Family Foundation on October 26, 2010 in New York. Among the honourees were Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye for their work of peacemaking in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.

Wednesday, 26 January, 2011
Portia Mosia

Portia Mosia, who has been running Peace Circle workshops together with Jackie Euvrard and others throughout this past year in South Africa, writes: “I am so grateful for the opportunity to follow my conviction through working with the Peace Circles programme. It has been an uplifting journey for my own healing after an awful experience that I had to overcome.”

Monday, 06 December, 2010
(Left to Right) Lesotho Members of Parliament: The Hon M Kojoana,
Hon Dr K Raditapole, Hon M Tsuluba, Hon M Chaule, Hon M Makara,
IofC Chair of South Africa, Vilma Maritz

From November 15 to 18, 2010 Lesotho Minister Mathabiso Lepono, Ministry of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation invited Alice Cardel, IofC International Training Director to pilot test a programme: 'Women in Leadership' especially for Lesotho. This took place at Victoria Hotel in Maseru. It is specifically designed for women Members of Parliament and those who are on the 20 District Councils of Lesotho. The aim of the training is to increase women's leadership competencies and capabilities.

Thursday, 24 November, 2011
Portia Mosia

Portia Mosia, who has been running Peace Circle workshops together with Jackie Euvrard and others throughout this past year writes: 'I am so grateful for the opportunity to follow my conviction through working with the Peace Circles programme. It has been an uplifting journey for my own healing after an awful experience that I had to overcome.'

Wednesday, 17 November, 2010

Eritrean-born General Mercorios Haile, who rose to become Deputy-Commander of the Ethiopian Air Force in the era when Eritrea was still a province of Ethiopia, died on 16 November on a visit to Addis Ababa.

Monday, 15 November, 2010
Imam Ashafa and Pastor James with chaplain, the Rev Dr Liz Carmichael (right)

The Chaplain and Tutor in Theology of St John’s College, Oxford, the Rev Dr Liz Carmichael, introduced Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye from Nigeria as ‘an iconic peacemaking and peacebuilding team’ at the opening of a seminar on 11 November. It was organised by the Oxford Network of Peace Studies (OxPeace).

Monday, 08 November, 2010
Imam Mohammed Ashafa addresses the Friday Prayer congregation at Juba’s main mosque

The protagonists of the award-winning documentary film The Imam and the Pastor, Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye, and the film’s co-Producer Dr Imad Karam were guests of the Directorate of Religious Affairs of the Government of South Sudan in Juba from 29 October to 2 November 2010. The fourth guest Mrs Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye, a Nigerian widely travelled in Africa, helped conduct workshops for women on a previous visit to Juba and Khartoum.

Monday, 04 October, 2010
Creating Peace in Kinshasa, DRC August/September 2010

The first Creators of Peace Circle has just taken place in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Alex Martins has sent this report.

Wednesday, 26 January, 2011
Participants at one of the two workshops

Two of the participants from the Peace Circle workshop held in Mossel Bay in February invited us back to conduct workshops for 26 volunteers and carers in the communities of this southern Cape town. They came from SANTA (South African National Tuberculosis Association), Piet Julies who cares for those affected and infected with HIV/Aids and the Thabita group who give fellowship to a congregation of the VGK (Vrye Gereformeerde Kerk).

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