Peace Building

In Afghanistan, preaching peace comes at a cost

On 17 May, a Muslim religious leader named Abdul Ghafoor was travelling from Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, to his home province of Logar when Taliban fighters ambushed his vehicle and shot him dead. Ghafoor was returning from a conference held by an organisation called Nahdlatul Ulama Afghanistan, Arabic for “the awakening of the Islamic scholars”. The group works to counter extremism ... Read More »

Role of Ulama (Imams) Engaging in Peace

Nahdhatul-Ulama Afghanistan (NUA): Nahdhatul Ulama Afghanistan (NUA) is a nonprofit social organization of religious leaders established in order to spread the moderate, non-extreme, tolerant, just and participation based approach of the teachings of Islam among the communities. This organization is formally registered with MoJ (Reg:# 882) and is solely an organization led by an independent group of Afghan Ulama (Religious ... Read More »

WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom) Afghanistan Group Profile

WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom) A Short Introduction: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an international, non-governmental organization (NGO) with National Sections covering every continent, an International Secretariat based in Geneva, and a New York office focused on the work of the United Nations (UN). Since our establishment in 1915, we have brought ... Read More »

Enhancement for Role of Ulama in Peaceful Transition in Afghanistan June-Dec 2014

Project background information: The beautiful country of Afghanistan has an old relationship with local disputes within the tribes. They have a long history of traditionalized local dispute resolution mechanisms in which the community’s have used to resolve local conflicts in the absence of effective state mechanism. These bodies often perform crucial local functions, such as resolving land disputes, reintegrating former ... Read More »