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Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Islam

Added by admin on 2010-10-22

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2010-10-25
Last Date Last Day: 2010-10-25

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Stephanie Schwartz
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Address Address: USIP Headquarters, 1200 17th Street N.W., Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Conference Description:

Book Launch and Panel Discussion

It is nearly impossible to speak about contemporary Islam without referring to the subject of violence. Behind the explosive headlines and images of violence, there is a neglected story of how ordinary Muslims around the world, including in the U.S., draw on their faith and tradition to build peace, engage in dialogue, resolve conflict, and use nonviolent strategies in everyday affairs. There are existing principles, tools, and resources inherent in Islam to promote cooperation and resolve conflict nonviolently.

This event celebrates the publication of "Crescent and Dove: Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam" edited by Qamar-ul Huda, published by U.S. Institute of Peace. The panelists will discuss ways in which Muslim religious leaders and community leaders are involved in nonviolence peacebuilding. Moving beyond juridical interpretations of just war theory, panelists will provide examples of nonviolent interventions, peacemaking activities by Muslim women, the implementation of human rights, the reinterpretation of texts to reframe the debate of violence, and employing successful mediation skills in an Islamic context.

Qamar-ul Huda
U.S. Institute of Peace

Waleed El-Ansary
University of South Carolina

Ayse Kadayifci
Associate Director of the Salam Institute

Amr Abdalla, Discussant (tentative)
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, University for Peace

David Smock, Introductory Remarks and moderator
U.S. Institute of Peace
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