Like you, we are heartbroken to hear of the brutal attacks directed at Christian worshippers and tourists on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Please read OMNIA's statement below and share with your colleagues, family, and friends. Together we must embrace the conviction that love is stronger than hate and that peace is everyone's to build. Please join us as we pray and work together to help heal Sri Lanka.
Suzanne Morgan, founder and president of Sacred Spaces International, was awarded the Ken Bensen Award for Excellence in Contextual Leadership by the OMNIA Institute in Chicago for her work in supporting OMNIA’s peacemaking initiatives in Sri Lanka and Nigeria, and for her groundbreaking work in promoting inter-religious understanding.
In November the Parliament of the World’s Religions presented OMNIA’s Rev. Abare Kallah the Paul Carus Award for his work in peacebuilding in Northeastern Nigeria. Rev. Kallah talked at length with Parliament team.
OMNIA'S Lead Coordinator in Nigeria, Rev. Abare Kallah, is in the national news, calling on the Nigerian Govt. to create opportunities for training in peace building. Thanks to the work of visionaries like Rev. Kallah, OMNIA's Interfaith Peacemaker Teams are helping to change Nigeria for the better.
What motivates you to become a leader? What does it take to "jam an emotional crowbar into your locked political or theological safe"? Author, theologian, activist, and radio producer Dennis C. Benson shares the moment when Dr. Martin Luther King became that crowbar, unlocking a lifetime of activism, creative leadership, inspiration, and passion for those in life's margins.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions presented a Chicago-based peacemaking organization with its highest award at its global gathering in Toronto last week. The Paul Carus Award for International Interfaith Leadership was presented on November 5th to the OMNIA Institute, which builds Interfaith Peacemaker Teams in Northeastern Nigeria and in Sri Lanka.