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Institute for Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS) is a voluntary effort focused on the people’s agenda. Peace is achievable only if all citizens irrespective of their religion, gender and ethnicity are equal in the eyes and functioning of the State. We consider poverty, inequality, illiteracy, intolerance and greed as the main reasons behind War, Terrorism and Extremism. Thus equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for all citizens are the only guarantee for a peaceful society, which is not possible without a Secular State.

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In the News »

Express Tribune –  Peace on wheels: Promoting tolerance using rickshaws

Express Tribune – Peace on wheels: Promoting tolerance using rickshaws

Published: Express Tribune – September 6, 2014   LAHORE:  What started off as a humble attempt to provide a counter narrative to extremism and hate speech...

 
DAWN – Vigil held for Bhagat Singh

DAWN – Vigil held for Bhagat Singh

Published: DAWN – March 24, 2014 LAHORE: The Institute for Peace and Secular Studies and other civil society organisations held a candle-lit vigil to commemorate...

 

DAWN – Salmaan Taseer remembered

Published: DAWN – January 5, 2014 LAHORE: On the third anniversary of murder of former governor Salmaan Taseer, civil society made its presence felt on Saturday...

 

The News – Salman Taseer remembered

  Published: The News – January 5, 2014 CIVIL society organisations held a candlelit vigil to pay tributes to Salman Taseer on his third death anniversary...

 

Daily Times – Salmaan Taseer remembered on third death anniversary

 Published: Daily Times – January 5, 2014 LAHORE: The third death anniversary of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer was observed in the city on Saturday,...

 

Daily Times – Civil society spreads message of peace and love

Published: Daily Times – September 22, 2013 By Haider Ali LAHORE: The International Peace Day was observed on Saturday across the city to spread the message...

 
 

Events »

Religion and Nationalism – A Talk by Dr. Tahir Kamran

Religion and Nationalism – A Talk by Dr. Tahir Kamran

  Institute for peace and secular studies invites to a talk by Dr Tahir kamran. Please invite your friends or any indivdiual who is concerned about the growing...

 
Remembering Bhagat Singh

Remembering Bhagat Singh

  Date:              March 23, 2014 – 5:30 PM Location:    Shadman Chowk Lahore   Bhagat Singh was one of the most influential revolutionaries...

 

Secularism – A Religious Imperative

  Date:                     March 9, 2014 – 4:30 PM Location:          Room 709, Al Qadir Heights, 1 Babar Block, New Garden...

 
Remembering Shahbaz Bhatti

Remembering Shahbaz Bhatti

  Date:                    March 2, 2014 – 5:00 PM Location:           Liberty Round about, Lahore   Shahbaz Bhatti,...

 
Remembering Salmaan Taseer

Remembering Salmaan Taseer

  Salmaan Taseer was the 26th Governor of Punjab. He was assassinated on January 4, 2011 for raising his voice against discriminatory laws which are used to...

 

Norms, Gender and Sexual Orientation – A Talk by Lena Martinsson

  Lena Martinsson is Professor of Gender Studies at the Department for Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg. She works with issues related to gender...

 
Dilwali Celebration

Dilwali Celebration

  IPSS Celebrated Diwali with the Hindu Community of Lahore on November 2, 2013.   View at Picasa View at Picasa View...

 
Youth Peace Festival 2013

Youth Peace Festival 2013

  Date September 14, 2013 Location      Alhamra Hall #1, Mall Road, Lahore   Institute for Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS) brings you Youth...