As always, our Peacemakers in Action are hard at work changing their communities around the world. Check out our latest media update:
- From his post as Minister of Works and Infrastructure, Alimamy Koroma is overseeing the construction of crucial new roads in the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown, as well as calling for the country’s engineers to take responsibility for the shoddy state of infrastructure in their nation.
- Bishop Ntambo Ntanda of the Democratic Republic of Congo builds a partnership with Arkansas Methodists, who have paid for 26 wells and 20,000 mosquito nets for people in Ntambo’s region in the DRC.
- Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge helps spearhead the Embrace Dignity Campaign, which is seizing on the World Cup as an opportunity to promote their petition to stop sex trafficking and prostitution in South Africa.
- A new documentary by FLTfilms called “An African Answer,” about the peacemaking work of Pastor James and Imam Ashafa in Kenya following the 2007 election violence, premiered in Nairobi this month. Pastor James and Imam Ashafa were also awarded the honorary degrees of “Doctor of the University” by the University of Glasgow.
- Rabbi Menachem Froman and Sheikh Ghassan Manasra meet with the Turkish Prime Minister to present and discuss possible peace plans.
- Reverend Canon Andrew White will receive the prestigious Train Foundation’s Civil Courage Prize which honors steadfast resistance to evil at great personal risk, rather than military valor. By increasing awareness of civil courage, the Foundation’s trustees hope to encourage that virtue. Andrew is only the third cleric to be awarded this prize.
- As tensions mounted regarding the building of an Islamic Center near Ground Zero, Yehezkel Landau was one among many Jewish leaders to support the project. Landau spoke about the wonderful work the Center’s organizers have done in the past regarding understanding and dialogue among people of all faiths.
- Friar Ivo Markovic’s Pontanima Choir performed at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.