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The PACIS PROJECT in Faith Based Diplomacy

Activities and Reports

The PACIS Project in Faith Based Diplomacy is an activist, on-the-ground initiative that addresses intractable identity-based conflicts that exceed the grasp of traditional diplomacy by effectively combining the transcendent power of religion with the practice of international diplomacy through an innovative model of faith-based reconciliation.

The PACIS Project seeks to work with leaders and emerging leaders in policymaking circles, foreign ministries, national security agencies, religious denominational communities and humanitarian non-governmental organizations who must grapple with the complex role of religion in societies and as a contributing factor in violent conflict. The PACIS PROJECT further focuses on the development of the specialized field of track two diplomacy that is able to work in a collaborative fashion with official track one government-to-government diplomatic initiatives.

Accordingly, in an effort to be accountable, informative and transparent to the extent possible, the PACIS Project publishes Reports of its activities and Events. One of the significant purposes of this activity is to better foster a sense of community and support among our constituencies.

Recent Mission Reports Include:


October 2007 Director attends Straus' first Abrahamic Reconciliation Seminar in Cyprus. Participants from Jordan, Syria and US.
May 2008 Facing Jerusalem Faith Based Reconciliation Seminar in Los Angeles. Participants were from the Jewish and Christian communities training.
July 2008 Global Dialogue Conference in Madrid hosted by His Excellency the King of Saudi Arabia.
September 2008 Funding Efforts with University.
September 2008 Reconcilers Network Faith Based Reconciliation Seminar. Participants were Kashmiri leaders from Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian communities.
November 2008 Entered into official strategic partnership with the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy.
December 2008 First PACIS Middle East mission involving fact-finding and networking in Syria, Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Read Mission #1 Report.
February 2009 National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C.
April 2009 Trip to Middle East with the Musalaha project (Partially underwritten and sponsored by PACIS - Phase One of FBR). Read Mission #2 Report.
May 2009 Trip to Middle East with the Parents Circle/Family Forum project (Underwritten and conducted by PACIS). Read Mission #2 Report.
June 2009 Underwrote and conducted Southern California Abrahamic Reconciliation Retreat. Pacis SoCal Faith Based Reconciliation Leadership Retreat Report.
September 2009 PACIS Annual Report 2009
October 2009 Third Faith Based Diplomacy mission to the Middle East including Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel/Palestine. Read Mission #3 Report.
February 2010 National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C.
May 2010 Fourth Faith-Based Diplomacy mission to further the development of the Middle East Faith-Based Reconciliation Project. Read Mission #4 Report.
September - October 2010 Fifth Faith-Based Diplomacy mission to further the development of the Middle East Faith-Based Reconciliation Project.  Read Mission #5 Report.
January 2011 Seventh Faith-Based Diplomacy mission including ten American Christian leaders and ten Muslim Brotherhood leaders in partnership with the Al Umma Research Centre in Amman, Jordan.  Read Mission #7 Report.
February 2011 National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C.
May - June 2011 Eighth Faith-Based Diplomacy mission to further the development of the PACIS Project efforts in Israel and Jordan.  Read Mission #8 Report.
November 2011 Ninth Faith-Based Diplomacy mission to further the development of the PACIS Project efforts in Beirut, Amman, Cairo and Jerusalem  Read Mission #9 Report
March 2012 Tenth Faith-Based Diplomacy mission to further the development of the PACIS Project efforts in Paris, Amman, Cairo and Jerusalem.  Included meeting with the Syrian National Council. Read Mission #10 Report
April 2012 Eleventh Faith-Based Diplomacy mission to further the development of the PACIS Project efforts in Beirut and Cairo. Read Mission #11 Report
May 2012 Twelfth Faith-Based Diplomacy mission to further the development of the PACIS Project efforts in Cairo and Jerusalem Read Mission #12 Report