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East Africa Peace and Development

East Africa, global peace foundation

With the rise of violent extremism and the pressing issue of radicalization of youth, East Africa presents a special challenge in fostering peace and sustainable development. East Africa also has important resources to address these issues in their traditional cultures and faith traditions, and part of our mission is to lift up Africa's noble spiritual heritage and family-based culture. 

Through hosting international conferences,  implementing on-the-ground programs that seek to transform education, promote inter-faith cooperation, good governance, youth leadership and community development, the Global Peace Foundation and partners have sought to address the underlying roots of identity-based conflict and build enduring structures for peace based on a unifying vision of One Family Under God.

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Leadership reports that the Global Peace Foundation-Nigeria encouraged Christian and Muslim faith leaders, and traditional and community leaders to continue preaching the gospel of peace for the survival of the country at a recent three-day training in Kaduna Sate, Nigeria on January 29, 2016.
Published on 01/02/2016
The Guardian reports that the Global Peace Foundation-Nigeria began a training of traditional, religious and youth leaders from three zones on peacebuilding and conflict prevention in Kaduna on January 29, 2016.
Published on 01/02/2016
GPLC 2015 Youth Summit participants moments before the event.
The rational-choice theory that has been so popular up until now suggests that, given the right incentives and punishments, human beings and thus human societies will make rational choices. And yet, clearly, that has not been the case.
Published on 21/09/2015
In a historic event, Muslim leaders hosted their Christian counterparts at Nairobi's Jamia Mosque for Friday prayers to promote interfaith harmony in the wake of religious terrorism.
Published on 19/09/2015
The Inter-Religious Council of Kenya, a coalition of all major faith communities in Kenya, in partnership with the Council of Imams, Preachers of Kenya, and the Jamie Mosque, will hold a historic event at Jamia Mosque in Nairobi in which Christian clergy from various churches will attend Friday n
Published on 17/09/2015
Both moral and innovative leadership are essential in addressing the roots of conflict and corruption, and to promote equitable development within our global community. Societies that emphasize good character, innovation and collaboration can lead the way to building peace.
Published on 14/09/2015