Week Four ::July 15–22

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Religion and Statecraft Today: The Soft Power of Global Peacemaking

Across the global community a shared consciousness is arising that can guide us towards a sustainable, healthy, and peaceful earth for humans and for all living beings.  Increasingly, interfaith traditions are promoting new paradigms for conflict transformation, understanding, and collaboration through promising practices, rituals, visions, and ideals.  In this we week will learn from organizations and individuals who are exploring and practicing these emerging paradigms for global peacemaking, reconciliation, and enhancing the quality of life. 

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2 p.m. Lectures


  • Monday, July 17, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Larry L. Greenfield

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Larry L. Greenfield is executive director of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the largest and the most historic convening organization of the interfaith movement, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.



  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Akbar Ahmed

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C and the former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland. He's a filmmaker, author of more than a dozen award-winning books, and travels throughout the country promoting peace through understanding.