Nobel Peace Prize spotlights National Dialogue Quartet

National Catholic Reporter November 20, 2015
[Republished by the Free Library]

Bloody civil wars, the rise of the so-called “Islamic State,” the continued rule by absolute monarchs and other despots, and the ongoing Israeli and Moroccan occupations have left many skeptical of the prospects of peace, democracy and stability in the Arab world. The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize Dec. 10 to a group of four Tunisian civil society groups that played a key role in their country’s transition to democracy is a reminder of how Arab peoples are quite capable of the difficult work of navigating their nation from dictatorship to democracy…