Youth Summit to tackle gender violence

A youth summit organised by civil society and inter-faith organisations will be held during the international 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence on 10 December 2016 at The Castle of Good Hope. The youth summit is an initiative advocated by Madina Institute, Centre for Non-violence and Peace Studies, United[…]

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SA anti apartheid activists hold dialogue with Palestinians

This week, the Institute of Palestine and South Africa (IPSA) in collaboration with the In Transformation Initiative (ITI) have conducted the second session of the Forum for Dialogue for Palestine; ‘The Future of Palestine’s National Project’. While the initiative began in 2015, the first of the four sessions was hosted[…]

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Palestine dialogue draws diverse voices

The Institute of Palestine and South Africa (IPSA) in collaboration with In Transformation have begun the first session of the Forum for Dialogue for Palestine “The Future of Palestine: A National Project”. IPSA is a non-governmental institute funded by South African civil society. The main emphasis of the work is[…]

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MJC meets with Manenberg religious leadership

The religious leadership in Manenberg, including local imams were afforded the opportunity to provide their input as to the situation on the ground within the crime and gang ridden community, in an information gathering dialogue hosted by the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC). On Saturday the respective parties met in a[…]

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French govt unveils plan to promote Muslim dialogue

French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has proposed a plan aiming at promoting a better dialogue with France’s Muslim community, that notably includes training of imams at university. The plan would promote an Islam “faithful to the values of the Republic,” Cazeneuve said Wednesday, insisting on France’s tradition of secularism. He[…]

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Afghan dialogue with Taliban could begin in March

After more than a decade of warfare, negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban are set to begin, officials, diplomats and experts said as President Ashraf Ghani declared that peace is closer now than at any time since the war began following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the[…]

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Only dialogue can stop war: De Klerk

Former president FW de Klerk on Tuesday said the only way the fighting in the Middle East could stop was through dialogue. “What is happening there is tragic. I believe that the only way out of it is through negotiations,” he said at the Maropeng Cradle of Humankind World Heritage[…]

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