Interfaith Peacemaker Teams

A proven path to peaceful progress

OMNIA’s strategy for building peace.

Interfaith Peacemaker Teams (IP Teams) comprise approximately 20 OMNIA-trained clergy and lay faith leaders. Tough-minded and focused, these women and men:

  • collaborate across identity barriers
  • build power by organizing people and organizing money
  • act strategically on urgent, relevant and winnable issues that arise from the ground-up.

The IP Teams are demonstrably effective. The stories of their success are featured in our communique, IP Team Stories. Media stories are coming soon.

As the number of Teams in an area increase, and their impact get to be well-known, the effectiveness of interreligious collaboration will produce a cultural shift. In that community, OMNIA expects to see a decrease in people’s tolerance of extremist religion and an increase in their affirmation of pluralistic religion.

The IP Teams are designed to become a component of a community’s social-infrastructure that encourages democratic citizen engagement for peacebuilding.

Today, in Northeastern Nigeria there are 94 IP Teams. Sri Lanka has 39, Bangladesh has 30 and Uganda has 2, making a total of 165 IP Teams. In addition, OMNIA is building Virtual IP Teams via Zoom. While OMNIA’s values, principles and method are the same in each country, Teams function according to the unique features of each context.

Women's Interfaith Peacemaker Team meeting in Kaltungo, Nigeria

Make Peace Work

Interfaith Peacemaker Teams engage the best resources within every community to help turn the tide of extremist violence to create a new season of peaceful cooperation. You can become a team member - through your voice, your involvement, and your financial support!
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