Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series to explore Pathways to Peace in Israel-Palestine
Loyola University Maryland's Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series will host Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Ph.D., inaugural professor of the new Abdul Aziz Said Endowed Chair for Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University, on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. in McGuire Hall West. It is free and open to the public, though registration is encouraged.
Abu-Nimer's talk, titled “Pathways to Peace in Israel-Palestine: Lessons Learned,” will clarify that “support for Israelis and Palestinians is to insist on their right to equally live in peace and freedom—not help structures of state violence and cultures of militarization.”
Abu-Nimer is the author of the book Islam and Nonviolence and is a global authority on interfaith dialogue. He is a founder of the Salam Institute and a member of the Nonviolence International Board of Directors.
In addition to his research and teaching in the areas of conflict resolution and peacebuilding, Abu-Nimer has conducted interreligious conflict resolution training and interfaith dialogue workshops in conflict areas around the world, such as in, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Northern Ireland, the Philippines (Mindanao), Chad, Nigeria, and Sri Lanka.