Monthly Archives: October 2014

USIP’s Religion and Peacebuilding Program

Several weeks back my boss David Smock, my colleague Palwasha Kakar, and I participated in an event at the Rumi Forum here in Washington, DC at which we discussed the work of the Religion and Peacebuilding Program at the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Peacebuilding | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Isn’t Buddhism Supposed to be Zen?”

This is how the British-accented news anchor on France24 framed her question to me, late into the interview. After a slew of images of monks in Myanmar expressing anti-Muslim attitudes and slanderous misinformation, and Buddhist mobs attacking Muslim communities… after … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Peacebuilding | Tagged | 1 Comment

Countering

It has been a long time since I’ve written a new post. This is due to a number of factors. First, not long after I wrote the last post, in December 2013, I experienced a crisis in my personal life … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Peacebuilding | Tagged , , | Leave a comment