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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 reinvest in the welfare of the Central African Republic and support grassroots approaches to violence prevention.

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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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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.

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Social Media Programming Provides Kyrgyz Youth with Alternatives to Violent Extremism

by Search - Kyrgyzstan

on March 31, 2017

“There is an increasing fear in front of Allah that I feel; fear due to my deeds and sins. It feels like it’s high time to do something, leave this life and follow the inner voice.” These were the words of a 19-year-old in Kara-Balta in Northern Kyrgyzstan, […]

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Keeping it ‘Holy’: A Muslim and Jew’s Answer to Rising Tensions

by Shamil Idriss and Sharon Rosen

on March 24, 2017

Search for Common Ground President & CEO Shamil Idriss and Co-Director for Search’s Jerusalem office Sharon Rosen craft an op-ed on religious tensions and the protection and preservation of Holy Sites.