The AMANA magazine was initiated in 2005 following suggestions made at the first round of the Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) ‘Peace Studies & Conflict Transformation’ course. In Arabic, Amana means trust and embodies the primary objective of the publication in highlighting peace initiatives, peace collaboration, progressive Muslim action and inter-faith cooperation and understanding. To ensure a wide distribution range and to connect with grass-roots communities, AMANA is printed in English, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai.
AMAN supports holistic development through awareness building with an overall aim of mobilizing and sharing resources in order to help marganilized groups in Asia. AMAN aim to build understanding and solidarity among Muslims and other faith communities towards people’s empowerment, human rights, justic and peace. With over 1500 members, the network of AMAN spans Asia and is coordinated from Bangkok, Thailand.