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Sami Awad works in conflict resolution, democracy, and non-violence. He is the Executive Director of Holy Land Trust (HLT), a Palestinian non-profit organization, which he founded in 1998 in Bethlehem.
Peaceworker Sami Awad describes how non-violence empowers people to deal with injustice and oppression, and breaks down the barriers that prevent people from relating to each other.
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Peaceworker Sami Awad explains how the narratives we grow up with influence our perceptions.
Peaceworker Sami Awad describes different levels of identification and explains why we need to make our identity as members of humanity a priority.
Peaceworker Sami Awad points to the core essence of the Abrahamic traditions to suggest how religion can become a tool for peacebuilding.
Peaceworker Sami Awad explains why it is not enough to simply look for one great leader to move Palestinians toward non-violent transformation.
Peaceworker Sami Awad talks about how the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is felt around the world: it is part of our shared suffering.
Peaceworker Sami Awad describes the light within every individual and the layers of dust that can cover it over.
Peaceworker Sami Awad explains how he chooses to use his anger to fuel a commitment to peace rather than violence.
In this complete interview, peaceworker Sami Awad speaks about the power of non-violence as a tool for healing and empowering individuals, communities and nations.
What if the world embodied our highest potential? What would it look like? Where do we find solutions that can help us build the future that serves us all?
This contest challenged students to take a photograph or create an original illustration that documents the fragility, hope, and future of our planet’s ecosystem due to climate change.