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The World Faces Looming Crises and G7 Leaders Must Look to Their Citizens to Help Build the Peace

by Shamil Idriss and Mike Jobbins

on May 25, 2017

As world leaders gather for the 43rd G7 Summit in Sicily, they face urgent challenges. Citizen-led action offers concrete, tangible solutions.

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Reclaiming Identity: a Sri Lanka War Survivor’s Quest

by Search - Sri Lanka

on May 24, 2017

To escape the horrors of war, Thanuja shed her identity. Now, she’s reclaiming it — and building a society that looks past ethnic differences.

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As Violence Spikes in the Central African Republic, International Community Must Act

by Search for Common Ground

on May 19, 2017

We urge the international community to support grassroots approaches to violence prevention in the Central African Republic.


From Syria to the Heart of Europe: Journey of a Refugee Actor

by Search - Lebanon

on May 12, 2017

Search’s theater program helped three-time refugee Mahmoud find his vocation. Now, he’s using what he learned to support Syrian refugees in Germany.

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Maunt Youmt

by Common Ground Blog

on April 27, 2017

Maunt Youmt Sai is a survivor of violent conflict in Myanmar. Inspired by the work of the local Search team, she is committed to building a more unified, more prosperous Myanmar.

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From Diffa to Paris: A young teacher’s rise to global activist

by Astrid Ansah

on April 17, 2017

On a hot, dry Thursday morning a young teacher and Master’s student, Abdoul Karim Amadou Maman, walked out of his house in Niamey, Niger and made his way to a training for young leaders. Walking into the session, he had no idea his life was about to change forever.

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Our Country Our Home: How a Burundian Priest is Advocating for Peace

by Common Ground Blog

on April 4, 2017

As a Pentecostal priest in Burundi, Sebastien believed that his job was to guide the spiritual life of the community, without meddling with politics. When turmoil swept the country after the 2015 elections, he faced a heart-wrenching dilemma. His choice wound up saving a life—and forever changing his own.