Interfaith Peacemaker Teams: Sri Lanka
In 2018 OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership launched its Sri Lanka Initiative, establishing Interfaith Peacemaker Teams to help end religious extremism and create a new era of cooperation and peace.
Arun Gandhi: The Gift of Anger.
In this episode Peace Activist Dr. Arun Gandhi, 5th Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, shares an important lesson taught to him by his Grandfather - the GIFT of Anger, which is also the title of Gandhi's latest book: The Gift of Anger: And other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi. This is part 1 of a 5 part series with Dr. Gandhi.
From Fear to Faith: Reclaiming Religion's Role in Peace-Building
Around the world, political extremist groups masquerading as religious organizations, have strained interfaith relations to the breaking point. Nowhere is this more visible than in Nigeria, where the brutal Boko Haram is expanding its murderous campaign for control, and using Islam to justify its actions. The OMNIA Institute is engaging with both Muslim and Christian religious leaders to restore the role of faith as a force for good.
Doing Justice from BOTH Sides of the Badge
The Rev. Sharon Ellis Davis has been both a pastor and a Chicago police officer. A valued member of OMNIA's resource team, she tells a poignant story of violence, racism, and social justice from both sides of the badge.
In Context: Colonialism & Religion
The Rev. Abare Kallah talks about how early Christian missionaries and Colonial "masters" teamed up to "evangelize" persons in Nigeria, resulting in a politicized and compromised theology that carry profound implications to this day. Why are there more "sons and daughters of (Muslim) Emirs" engaged in Nigerian business and politics than those of Christians?
Excerpts from the upcoming video about Nigeria Project, "From Fear to Faith: Reclaiming Religion's Role in Peace Building
OMNIA Launch Video - See why we're excited about our name, our mission, and our future!
Israel-Palestine Immersion Journey
Three Religions. One Land. And the story we don't see on the news - until NOW. See what's in store for you on this exciting Immersion Journey to Israel-Palestine. The OMNIA Institute leads you into the thick of the issue from a religious, political, and humanitarian point of view. See why President Jimmy Carter referred to the Palestinian issue as the Apartheid of our time.
In Context: Muslim Women Speak Up!
Soraya Deen is a partner and founder of Muslim Women Speakers Movement. Watch Soraya as she talks about why America needs a uniquely American Muslim movement that includes women's voices.
The Power in Loving Your Neighbor
In Nigeria OMNIA is training Christians and Muslims to become powerful leaders. Here are two stories - one was a terrorist... the other about the terrorized. Both found power through love. They're just 2 of more than 400 persons becoming bold leaders for a just world.
At the Border of Hope: Nogales, Mexico
Filmed in Nogales, Mexico, see how the OMNIA Institute's Immersion program challenges, trains, and equips faith leaders with the tools to address one the most overwhelming tragedies of our time - the plight of immigrants seeking a better life in the US.
A NEW Theology to Combat Radicalization
"Any religion that... thinks that human life is collateral in order to get to the hereafter is not a religion we should even say exists," says Soraya Deen, founder of Muslim Women Speakers Movement. In this video she discusses a New Theology in fighting online radicalization of young persons.
All Together: What is the Alt-Right?
What is the Alt-Right?
What does Religion have to do with it?
How is OMNIA training leaders to DISRUPT it?