Rashied Omar

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies


Research Scholar of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding

  • Islam, religion and violence
  • Interreligious dialogue and peacebuilding
  • Post-conflict peacebuilding in South Africa


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IOL: Independent Online | South Africa

Newlands plaque stirs up slave and displacement history: 'Replace hollow depiction of history'

Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) Imam Dr. Rashied Omar said that during the drought in 2018, many descendants of those who had been displaced from the area returned to collect water at the Kildare Road spring, reigniting conversation about past memories.

Cardinal McElroy says church must 'redesign' just-war theory, favor nonviolent action

Drawing on six decades of papal teaching on peace, the cardinal told an audience at the University of Notre Dame on March 1 that Catholics are facing a "new moment" in history, one that requires finding nonviolent alternatives to prevent war.

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