Oct 24-26, Symposium on “The Hizmet Movement and Peacebuilding: Global Cases,” USA

October 24, 2013toOctober 26, 2013

Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace all over the world and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange.   The Rumi Forum and major academic centers in Washington area will hold an international symposium on the Hizmet Movement and Peacebuilding, in Washington, DC, on October 24-26, 2013.

DESCRIPTION The symposium will address the peacebuilding efforts/impact of the Hizmet (Gülen) Movement institutions worldwide. Peacebuilding, broadly defined, include activities like education, inter-faith and intra-faith dialogue, advocacy, conflict resolution, and peace education which can create trust and cooperation over ethnic, religious and other divisions. The Hizmet Movement established hundreds of educational and communal organizations and institutions in over 140 countries, most of which suffer from internal conflicts and communal divisions, such as Sudan, Philippines, Kosovo, Northern Iraq, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Tajikistan, South Africa, and Nigeria. These organizations and institutions engage in various peacebuilding initiatives that foster inclusiveness, build capacity, and create shared spaces. The symposium will assess the societal impact of these initiatives under thematic and regional categories.

For more information contact the program committee at info{AT}peaceduilding2013.org or visit the website.

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