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Build Power, Act Together, Transform Communities

We are living through massive global crises.

We are all feeling the pinch.

      * It's inflation

      * It's the epidemic of gun violence

      * it's Covid

But not only that,

      * It's rising autocracies around the world and the instability of democracies;

      * It's violent extremism;

      * It's climate change that results in wild-fires, hurricanes, rising ocean levels,

      * And much more.

We are powerless to stop these disruptions. We feel dispirited, angry and isolated.

It Doesn't Have to Be This Way!

OMNIA trains religious leaders, civic leaders and citizens to become powerful actors for justice and peace in their own communities and around the world.

They form OMNIA Peacemaker Teams where members collaborate across differences, build power, and act strategically on issues that arise from the grassroots of their communities. Clear-eyed evaluations of power result in teams acting only on those issues that are urgent, relevant, and winnable, ensuring victories.

A series of victories by IP Teams in a geographic area results in cultural shifts, in which the people’s tolerance of extremism is reduced, their affirmation of pluralism is increased, democracy is strengthened and community is restored.

Join Our Virtual Peacemaker Team Training Today

More than 25 years of experience in the field, combining the best practices of Interreligious Dialogue and Community Organizing has resulted in this training.

OMNIA is doing this in four countries: Bangladesh, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Uganda, for the past five years with high levels of success.

The training goes for six sessions and meets weekly, on a Saturday. There will also be video lessons and other assignments to complete during the week. Please use the form on the right to sign up.

The Next Training:
Saturdays from September 17 to October 22, 2022

You will learn the following Skills and Disciplines
  • To write a clear, sharply focused statement of self-interest
  • To collaborate across religious and cultural diversities
  • To build Power by organizing people, giving priority to those in the margins, and by organizing money.
  • The skill and discipline of One-on-Ones -- the key to buiding power
  • The primacy of Teams -- accountability and agitation that goes with it
  • Strategic Actions -- how to evaluate power, cut a thin-sliced issue and undertake only urgent, relevant and winnable actions, because small victories lead to larger victories.

Your Commitment

You will commit to:  

  • attend all sessions
  • complete all assignments
  • participate in an exisiting Interfaith Peacemaker Team or build a new one.

Cost

The skills and disciplines you learn and practice -- from the most basic principles to sophisticated strategies -- will make you the best leader you can possibly become. They will provide you new opportunities and venues to make a significant difference in the world. And, we want to make it as affordable as possible. Our cost structure is as follows:

  • The cost of the 6 session series is USD $120
  • If you are in the Global North, and are able to pay the full amount, please do so
  • If you are in the Global South, or unable to pay the full amount, please pay what you can
  • If you are able, please "Pay It Forward" -- pay the registration for someone else

Registration

Please click on the form on the right to register. Then please go to the Donate page to make your payment. In the Comments Section please indicate that this for Course Registration.

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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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OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership 

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