The Second International Conference on Peace & Reconciliation
Venue: UCLA, USA
|Event Date/Time: Jul 07, 2009||End Date/Time: Jul 10, 2009|
|Registration Date: Apr 30, 2009|
7 - 10 July 2009 at the University of California, Los Angeles
There are no simple explanations for the causes, processes and results of international or regional conflicts: social, economic, territorial, political, ethnic and racial issues may all play a role. And religion is a contributing factor in many conflicts. Indeed, many see it as one of the most potent and dangerous ingredients. Such conflicts not only lead to tragic loss of life but also to the displacement and forced migration of people. The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there are currently 32.9 million people worldwide who have been forced from their homes, some displaced within their own country, many forced to flee as refugees to another.
The aim of this conference is to discuss theoretical perspectives and practical methods that can be used to enhance conventional approaches and suggest alternative responses to the prevention, management and repatriation of displaced people.
The aim of this conference is to discuss theoretical perspectives and practical methods suggested by theology and religious studies that can be used to enhance conventional approaches and suggest alternative responses to the problems. Can religions recover their roles as peace makers?