Peacebuilding: From Pakistan to Palestine
March 27, 2017 | Drew University, Brothers College
Tareq Samman and Muhammad Hussain, participants in the 2016 Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation, discussed innovative practices for building peace and justice for communities in conflict.
Tareq Samman is a Palestinian peace activist from Jerusalem. His currently teaches Arabic and Hebrew at Brandeis University while completing M.A.s in Sustainable International Development and Conflict Resolution and Coexistence in The Heller School For Social Policy & Management, Brandeis.
Muhammad Hussain is a peacebuilding educator, interfaith trainer, Islamic scholar, blogger and human rights activist. He has developed textbooks, teacher guides, training manuals and trained thousands of madrasa teachers and graduates, mosque imams, interfaith leaders and peace-champions across Pakistan about appreciation of diversity, inter-religious tolerance, human rights protection, mutual respects and minority rights.
Drew Institute Alumnus promoted to Senior Special Assistant
Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson for Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State and 2016 Drew Institute alumnus, was promoted in May 2017 to the position of Senior Special Assistant.
“Aruwan is a hardworking and disciplined journalist with supportive networks across Kaduna state and Northern Nigeria,” reported the Nigerian independent news organization Today.ng. Aruwan attended the African Investigative Journalism at the School of Journalism, Wits University, South Africa, “which focused on promoting peace via journalism.”
Prior to attending Drew’s Summer Institute, Aruwan received training in journalism in 2014 at London’s Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
Read more about Aruwan in Today.ng.
2016 Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation