The radio conversation, as well as the round table with leading international funders, thinkers and actors in Minnesota and beyond, will be focused on Wars, Refugees and the Real Roots of Global Crisis. Lindborg will discuss how innovative civil society partnerships—like those in Minnesota, Myanmar, Nigeria and elsewhere that are supported by GHR Foundation’s Inter-Religious Action initiative—are central to the long-term solutions that will build resilience, advance development and foster peace.
Lindborg will join us in discussing how there is a deeper crisis beneath the traumas that generate news headlines. A collection of “fragile” states across the Middle East, Africa and Asia suffer from weak or ineffective governance that is seen as illegitimate by most of their people and fails to meet the populations’ needs or to manage internal conflict. From Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan or Nigeria, these fragile states are the wellsprings of violence, refugees and extremist groups such as ISIS.
To target this problem, world heads of state adopted a new set of global development goals last year that focuses on building resilient nations with “peaceful and inclusive societies, access to justice for all and effective and capable institutions.” In its mission to end violent conflicts abroad, the United States Institute of Peace works to promote this resilience and inclusion.
We invite you to listen between 9 and 10 am—if you are in the Twin Cities, tune in on 91.1 FM. If you are listening from elsewhere, you can stream the program. To learn more about GHR’s work to advance peace and inter-religious collaboration, contact us.