Last week, ISIS sought to shatter our sense of security by striking at the heart of Paris, Beirut and Baghdad. As we mourn the loss of so many innocent lives, we remain resolved to defy ISIS and terrorism by firmly upholding our shared values – that we must treat others as we wish to be treated.
And when we abide by that Golden Rule, we build an inclusive, pluralistic society that does not marginalize those who are different.
One key strategy for doing this is by learning more about one another and seeking out ways to stand together. Today, we’re proud to continue our Combating Extremism campaign by sharing more practical resources you can use in your daily life or in a classroom.
Today, our focus is on the work of Tanenbaum’s Syrian Peacemaker in Action, Hind Kabawat:
- Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Hind Kabawat’s Testimony at U.S. House Committee hearing on the Islamic State and Religious Minorities: Read Syrian Peacemaker Hind Kabawat’s innovative strategies to protect religious minorities and all people in Syria, including her full testimony.
- QUESTIONS for Students and Educators: A question sheet that may be used by educators and creative parents alike alongside Hind Kabawat’s Testimony about strategies to pursuing peace in Syria! Using the primary documentation provided by Hind’s testimony, these materials may be useful for educators teaching about current events, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, The Cradle of Civilization and geography.
Read, download, and share! With these resources, you can gain a unique perspective into the Syrian conflict and examine Peacemaker in Action Hind Kabawat’s solutions. Challenge students and children to ask questions, research the answers, and take action by starting a discussion within your community or family. To learn more about Hind’s next project (to work with women who will rebuild Syria) click here.
Together, let’s work to prevent violent extremism. Peace begins with us.
With hope for a better future,
Joyce S. Dubensky,
P.S. Your signature makes a difference! Sign and share our Peacemaker’s Statement Against Extremism.
Click here to support our work with Hind, her fellow Peacemakers and our 2016 intervention in Syria.