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Search for Common Ground


Founded in 1982, Search for Common Ground works to transform the way the world deals with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. We use a multi-faceted approach, employing media initiatives and working with local partners in government and civil society, to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies’ capacity to deal with conflicts constructively: to understand the differences and act on the commonalities.

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RSS News from Search for Common Ground

  • Remembering Mandela
    Senior Vice President of Search for Common Ground Susan Collin Marks reflects on the legacy of Nelson Mandela and what world leaders can learn from him.
  • An online pledge that might actually change the world
    As violence and destruction plague our communities, technology provides us a with an unprecedented chance to band together across continents and end violent conflict. Jessica Murrey, Communications Manager at Search for Common Ground explains how one online pledge could do just that.
  • MENA youth refuse to step down despite setbacks
    It’s been almost 3 years since the energy of youth during the Arab Spring has taken a backseat to the hard work of creating new democracies. Stories of hope have been replaced by stories of conflict and frustration. Aisha Habli, a young Lebanese peace activist and communications specialist reaches out to her peers to explore […]
  • ~CGNews Community Corner~ New Jersey troopers begin Islamic sensitivity training
    New Jersey begins mandatory trainings on Islam for state troopers. Read more about the initiative from the Herald News at North Jersey.com.
  • Context key to understanding Iran’s statements about Holocaust
    As talks begin this week on Iran’s nuclear programme, Jewish-American community leader Michael Felsen explains why there is no better time than now to return Iran’s recent Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) greetings with wishes for a blessed Eid Al-Adha.
  • What’s behind the Nairobi and Peshawar attacks?
    After last month’s attacks on a shopping mall in Nairobi and a church in Peshawar, many point to Islam as the reason behind the violence. But former Pakistani Ambassador to the UK Akbar Ahmed provides an alternative understanding of the attacks, and explains why mistaking the cause could be a missed opportunity to stop such […]
  • Creating truly shared cities in Israel
    Earlier this year, Oasis of Peace UK Trustee Jenny Nemko travelled to Israel to learn about efforts to create cities that are shared by their diverse populations. She explains why education is the key to creating this sense of shared space.
  • Egyptians embark on a journey of peace
    Cairo is a city where anything can happen. Egyptian freelance journalist Randa Ghazy provides a snapshot of the city beyond the recent clashes, one that is striving for peace and unity with the help of grassroots initiatives.
  • Anti-normalisation boycott of education programs hurts us all
    Director of Educator Programs at Seeds of Peace Daniel Noah Moses argues that boycotts against educational exchanges hurt both Palestinians and Israelis, and makes a case for including education as part of the solution.”>
  • ~Looking Back~ Islam and democracy not at odds in Tunisia
    Ennahda, the ruling Islamic party in Tunisia has agreed to step down to usher in a new salvation government for Tunisia. This 6 December 2011 article by the President of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Democracy, written shortly after Ennahda was elected, it is worth remembering the excitement and the hope for […]