Copy of WE'VE BUILT MORE THAN 50 INTERFAITH PEACEMAKER TEAMS IN NIGERIA
In Northeastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram is active, OMNIA's training helps clergy and lay religious leaders to work together to stop the growth of extremism and create economic opportunity. OUR IPTS are made up of Muslims and Christians working together in effective and powerful actions towards peace. Click on photo to learn more about our work in Nigeria
Copy of 2,500+ WOMEN ENGAGED IN PEACEBUILDING
Under the leadership of OMNIA Women’s Initiative Director Soraya Deen (right), more than 2,500 women in Nigeria and Sri Lanka are involved in Interfaith Peacemaker Teams. Click the photo to read their success stories.
Copy of CRITICAL ALLIANCES FORGED
OMNIA President Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana (left) confers with tribal leader in Gombe State, Nigeria. Wherever OMNIA goes, we build important alliances between religious, community, tribal, and political leaders. Today more than 75 communities in Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, and the U.S. have worked with OMNIA leaders to organize for peace.
Copy of PEACE THROUGH PROGRESS
Interfaith Dialogue matters, but effective action matters even more. In Sri Lanka, Bishop Kumara Illangasinghe (center) heads OMNIA’s Sri Lanka program, bringing together Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, and Muslim Leaders to form IPTs in communities wracked by violence. To date there are 14 IPTs operating in Sri Lanka. Click the photo to learn more about OMNIA’s work in Sri Lanka.
Copy of FROM BOKO HARAM TO BARBER SHOP
OMNIA’s training helps communities stabilize and offer economic opportunities for youth. This former Boko Haram Terrorist now runs a thriving barber shop. (OMNIA’s Rev. Abare Kallah is in the chair.) Click the photo to learn more.
Copy of BRINGING THOUGHT LEADERS TO LIGHT
Whether it’s a warrior for peace, a prophetic theologian, a seasoned scholar, or an up and coming activist, OMNIA connects with the great minds of our time to inform, educate, and challenge others to be the leaders they’ve been waiting for. Click on photo to learn more about our series, “In Context.”
Copy of THE POWER OF TWO: A Muslim and Christian Build a Women's Movement
When Ruth, a Christian, and Zuwaira, a Muslim, met at OMNIA’s IPT Training event, they decided to organize an interfaith women’s movement for peace. Today more than 2,000 women have mobilized to stop violence and teach their sons and daughters how to build power together. Click the photo to read their story.