After the events of 9/11, the predominant public discourse has focused on the relationship between religion, conflict, and violence. To bring a positive and less publicized element to the discussion, the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy is dedicating its 2013 conference to the role of religion in building peace.
An opening keynote address by Mohammed Abu-Nimer, titled Religion and Peace in Israel-Palestine: Does it Need a Miracle? will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Library auditorium. The following day, Thursday, Feb. 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., a series of panel discussions will be held at the Officer’s Club in Fort Douglas. The events are free and open to the public and no registration is required.
Presentations include discussions on religion, conflict, and peacemaking, and a practical perspective from people practicing in their communities. Lunchtime dialogue sessions will be conducted by Chamade and Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, two local groups working on promoting interreligious dialogues. The full schedule, with a complete list of panelists, is available here.
For additional information contact Aleta Tew or call 801-581-6751.