Online Forum for Educators: Engaging the Future; Religion, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
ONLINE FORUM OCTOBER 15-31, 2003: ENGAGING THE FUTURE: RELIGION, HUMAN
RIGHTS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Facing History and Ourselves invites you to join us for a vital
conversation exploring efforts to build peace across religious and
cultural boundaries in a time of rising religious and ethnic violence.
Participation in this forum is free of charge and there are no advanced
technical requirements. For more information and to register click or copy the link provided below.
The forum will be joined by peacebuilders, scholars, and journalists from around the world.
In his book, The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence and
Reconciliation, Scott Appleby notes:
The last quarter of the twentieth century has seen the establishment of
more than thirty constitutional democracies around the world and the
proliferation of international laws, treaties, covenants, and other
instruments devoted to the articulation and protection of human
rights?During the same period, however, it became painfully clear that
these international covenants and laws were largely irrelevant to
societies lacking a culture in which individual and minority rights are
valued. In the dozens of nations crippled by bloody insurrections, civil wars, or genocidal campaigns, the advocates of human rights and
intercommunal dialogue were overshadowed by religious and ethno
Where will solutions to these conflicts come from? What will be the role of law, human rights, and religion in efforts to prevent violence and build peace?
The forum will be moderated by Dr. Marc Gopin. Marc Gopin is the James H. Laue Professor of World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He is the author of Holy War, Holy Peace and Between Eden and Armageddon.
If you have any questions contact or via email.
Facing History and Ourselves is an international, professional development organization engaging teachers and students of diverse backgrounds in examinations of racism, prejudice and antisemitism in order to promote a more humane and informed citizenry. For more information about Facing History, visit http://www.facinghistory.org
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