The Middle East Women’s Leadership Network and the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation are pleased to announce the Religious Freedom Film Competition. The goal of the competition is to challenge women filmmakers around the world to create short films that showcase how religious freedom leads to innovation, peace, security, entrepreneurship, and human flourishing in communities.
Short Film Competition: Religious Freedom is Good for Business
Momondo asked 67 people from all over the world to take a DNA test. It turns out they have much more in common with other nationalities than they thought ...
On June 14, 2017 many of the world’s most prominent religious leaders made a joint statement encouraging people everywhere to make friends across religions.
As the child of an Afghan mother and Pakistani father raised in Norway, Deeyah Khan knows what it's like to be a young person stuck between your community and your country. In this powerful, emotional talk, the filmmaker unearths the rejection and isolation felt by many Muslim kids growing up in the West -- and the deadly consequences of not embracing our youth before extremist groups do.
What we don't know about Europe's Muslim kids
Mostly ignored by media, since 2016 thousands of women from Israel and Palestine march together every year for peace as part of their movement “Women Wage Peace”. The march 2017 took place from September 28 through October 10. The movement arose on summer 2014 during the escalation of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, and the military operation “Tzuk Eitan”. The song "Prayer of the Mothers", was born as a result of an alliance made between singer-songwriter Yael Deckelbaum, and a group of courageous women, leading the movement of “Women Wage Peace”.
Israeli and Palestinian women march for peace 2017
Founded in 1982, Search for Common Ground works to transform the way the world deals with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. It works with local partners to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies' capacity to deal with conflicts constructively: to understand the differences and act on the commonalities.
Common Ground awards 2014: Amina Iro and Hannah Halpern performed together a unique slam poetry reflecting cultural prejudices.