Roundtable (Europe): Fair Treatment for all – Religion and Belief, EU Law and Equalities

Roundtable (Europe): Fair Treatment for all – Religion and Belief, EU Law and Equalities

ENORB is being consulted by the European Commission (DG Justice) on the current 10 year review of implementation of  the Directives on Equalities and Fundamental Rights – which cover Religion and Belief (as well as Race, Gender etc).

We hope to welcome legal experts from member states and academic institutions as well as from R&B organisations and  networks at grassroots level.  Conclusions and recommendations from this conference will be submitted to EU officials.

date: March 19-20, 2013

venue: European Parliament/Centre Espaces, Brussels, Belgium

day one: European Parliament: Bt Altiero Spinetti, Hall 78 – 1.30pm-6pm | 7.30pm-9pm

day two: Centre Espaces: 40, Avenue de la Renaissance – 9:15am-12.30pm

Limited funds available to subsidise travel costs for delegates from Eastern Europe and distant parts of Europe.

For further information about costs please click here

To register, please click here 

Seminar: Non Violence and Peace Building in Islam

Seminar: Non Violence and Peace Building in Islam

Throughout the world’s most volatile regions, academics and practitioners are proposing that novel approaches to peace building should now be organic incorporating indigenous and local cultural methods of interventions and analysis on top of the systematic ‘Western’ models being employed. Islam as a religion and a tradition is replete with teachings and practices of nonviolence and peacebuilding.  Since its formative years, Muslim communities have been empowered by various Islamic values and principles of peace and Muslim men and women to resolve their conflicts peacefully and to establish just social, political and economic systems.

Nevertheless, since the September 11 attacks of 2001, a large number of studies have ignored the Islamic tradition of peace and nonviolence and focused mainly on Islamic fundamentalism and recent emergence of radical Islamic movements.

The Cordoba Foundation, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Initiatives of Change and Salam Institute of Peace and Justice  invite you to a public seminar that will focus on addressing the Islamic traditions of non violence and peacebuilding. (Please note that whilst the title of the seminar has changed to reflect a more detailed concept for the seminar, it will deliver the same subjects as before)

Speakers

* Professor Mohammed Abu Nimer (Salam Institute for Peace and Justice / American University)
* Dr Qamar ul Huda (United States Institute of Peace)
* Dr Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana (Georgetown University / Salam Institiute for Peace and Justice)

Date & Time: 22nd January 2013, 10.30am – 4.00pm

Venue: Initiatives of Change Centre, 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD (Please click here for a map to the venue)- Closest tube is Victoria

Limited Places.  Registration Essential!!

Please click here to register (Please note that there will be a £10 attendance fee payable at the door to cover refreshments, lunch and any course material)

 

Meeting: Peacebuilding in Islam – An Introduction

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues, The Cordoba Foundation, Islamic Relief Worldwide and Salam Institute for Peace and Justice invite you to a meeting that will focus on addressing the Islamic traditions of conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

Date and Time: Tuesday 22 January 2013; 6.30pm-8.30pm
Venue: Committee Room 10, House of Commons

Chair
Andy Slaughter MP

Throughout the world’s most volatile regions, academics and practitioners are proposing that novel approaches to peacebuilding should now incorporate indigenous and local cultural methods of interventions and analysis into the systematic ‘Western’ models being employed.
Islam as a religion and a tradition is replete with teachings and practices of nonviolence and peacebuilding. Since its formative years, Muslim communities have been empowered by various Islamic values and principles of peace. Nevertheless, since the September 11 attacks of 2001, a large number of studies have ignored the Islamic tradition of peace and nonviolence and focused mainly on Islamic fundamentalism and recent emergence of radical Islamic movements.
So how do Muslim men and women resolve their conflicts peacefully and establish just social, political and economic systems?

Speakers
Prof Mohamed Abu Nimer is professor in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at the American University’s School of International Service in Washington DC, and Director of the Salaam Institute for Peace and Justice. He is an expert in conflict resolution and dialogue for peace. As a practitioner, he has conducted conflict resolution training workshops and intervened in many conflict areas around the world including: Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Philippines (Mindanao), Sri Lanka and the US. His list of publications include Interfaith Peacebuilding and Dialogue in the Middle East: From Sacred to Political; Nonviolence and Peacebuilding in Islam:Theory and Practice; Reconciliation, Coexistence, and Justice:Theory and Practice.

Dr Qamar ul Huda is a scholar of Islam and Senior Program Officer in the Religion and Peacemaking Centre at the US Institute of Peace. His area of expertise is Islamic theology, intellectual history, ethics, comparative ethics, the language of violence, conflict resolution and non-violence in contemporary Islam. His edited USIP book, The Crescent and Dove: Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam, provides a critical analysis of models of nonviolent strategies, peace-building and conflict resolution in Muslim communities. His research is on comparative Sunni-Shi’ite interpretations of social justice, ethics and dialogue, and how the notion of justice is used and appropriated. Dr Huda is the author of Striving for Divine Union: Spiritual Exercises for Suhrawardi Sufis.

Dr S Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana is a founding member and the Associate Director of Salam Institute for Peace and Justice. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the field of Peace and Conflict Resolution at the School of International Service at American University, Washington DC. In addition to teaching, lecturing and publishing extensively, Dr Kadayifci-Orellana has facilitated dialogues and conflict resolution workshops between Israelis and Palestinian; conducted Islamic conflict resolution training workshops with imams and Muslim youth leaders in the United States, Saudi Arabia and Sudan; organised and participated in interfaith and intra-Muslim dialogues; and was part of the first American-Muslim delegation to Iran in November 2012.

spaces Limited!!  Please  click here to RSVP

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Secretariat, APPG on Conflict Issues
www.conflictissues.org.uk

The Secretariat to the APPGCI is provided by Engi, a social venture that aims to further effective, non-violent conflict management by strengthening links between peace-building and Parliament, government, civil society and the private sector. www.engi.org.uk

Talk: The Need for Faith Inspired Non Violence Today- A Legacy of Martin Luther King’s Influence

Talk: The Need for Faith Inspired Non Violence Today- A Legacy of Martin Luther King’s Influence

This is organised by St Ethelburgas Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, Islamic Relief Worldwide and The Cordoba Foundation

Martin Luther King Day is a timely reminder of the importance of the tools of Non Violence  when combatting oppression and injustice.

St Ethelburgas Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, Islamic Relief Worldwide and The Cordoba Foundation cordially invite you to a talk that explores his legacy whilst discussing the need for faith inspired non violent movements in today’s world.

Date & Time: 21st January 2013, 6pm – 9pm

Venue: St Ethelburgas Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG

Limited Places!!! Registration Essential!!

Please click here to register

Occasional Papers: Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future

Occasional Papers: Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future

Occasional Papers is a publication of The Cordoba Foundation that provides a medium for diverse opinions, presenting a comprehensive view of the myriad perspectives pertaining to dialogue and cross-cultural exchange. This is done by publishing important contributions by experts and world leader

This issue explores ‘Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future’ in commemoration of the International Day of Peace, 21st September 2012.

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