Monthly Archives: April 2016

ICERM President and CEO, Basil Ugorji, Joined the World to Honor the Imam and the Pastor from the Northern Nigeria

basil-ugorji-with-the-imam-and-the-pastor-1024x576The ICERM President and CEO, Basil Ugorji, joined the world at the California State University, Sacramento, on April 23, 2016 to honor Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye of the Interfaith Mediation Center, Kaduna, the northern Nigeria, two religious leaders with two different religious ideologies –  Islam and Christianity – working together for peace and harmony. This event took place during the 25th Peace Awards Dinner.

On April 21, 2016, two days before the awards dinner, Basil Ugorji presented a paper on Ethno-Religious Conflict in Nigeria at the 25th Annual Africa/Diaspora Conference organized by the California State University’s Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, Sacramento.

Basil told the participants at this conference that the collaborative work of Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye of the Interfaith Mediation Center, Kaduna, Nigeria, is a confirmation of the goal of the 2016 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding holding November 2-3, 2016 in New York with the theme, One God in Three Faiths:
Exploring the Shared Values in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The theme and activities of the 2016 conference are highly needed by the conflict resolution community, faith groups, policymakers, and the general public, especially at this time when the media headlines are saturated by the negative views about religion and the impact of religious extremism and terrorism on national security and peaceful co-existence. This conference will serve as a timely platform to showcase the extent to which the religious leaders and faith based actors from the Abrahamic religious traditions —Judaism, Christianity and Islam – work together to foster a culture of peace in the world.

Peace and Conflict Resolution: The African Perspective

Peace and Conflict Resolution: The African Perspective on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 2:30 PM Eastern Time (New York).

ernest-uwazie-photoJoin the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an inspiring interview with Dr. Ernest Uwazie, Director, Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution & Professor of Criminal Justice at the California State University Sacramento.

Listen to the interview here. You can also dial +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:30 PM in Eastern Time (New York Time) to listen to the show and add your voice to the conversation.

In this episode, our guest, Prof.  Ernest Uwazie, will talk about his peace and conflict resolution projects and activities in Africa and within the African Diaspora in the United States. As the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution celebrates its 25th anniversary of the Africa & Diaspora Conference, Prof. Uwazie will discuss the lessons, best practices and opportunities for peace, security and sustainable development in Africa.

It is an honor to have Dr. Ernest Uwazie on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.” Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on ICERM Radio

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, April 9, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

kleinberg_remonda_newssidebarJoin the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an inspiring interview with Dr. Remonda Kleinberg, Professor of International and Comparative Politics and International Law at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and the Director of the Graduate Program in Conflict Management and Resolution.

Listen to the interview here. You can also dial +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York Time) to listen to the show and add your voice to the conversation.

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, entire generations of people have been raised in the state of active hostility between the two groups, which have different ideologies, an interwoven history, and a shared geography.

This episode addresses the enormous challenge this conflict has posed to both the Israelis and the Palestinians, as well as the entire Middle East. With empathy and compassion, our esteemed guest, Dr. Remonda Kleinberg, will share her expert knowledge on the conflict, ways to prevent further violence, and how this inter-generational conflict could be resolved and transformed peacefully.

It is an honor to have Dr. Kleinberg on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.” Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

Strategic Planning for Human Rights

Strategic Planning for Human Rights with Douglas Johnson on ICERM Radio will air on April 2, 2016

Join the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an inspiring interview with Douglas Johnson, the Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Lecturer in Public Policy.

Listen to the interview here. You can also dial +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York Time) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

By addressing the fundamental challenges to the promotion and protection of human rights in countries around the world, this episode will inspire, empower and equip human rights activists, peace advocates and conflict resolution practitioners to continue to change the world by eliminating human rights abuses, including torture and other forms of violence against humanity.

It is an honor to have Douglas on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.” Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.