Virtual Conference on Religions and Peace Education

Peace Education and Religions

October 22-25, 2020

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Conference from 22th October to 25th October

Keynote Speakers

Riffat Hassan (University of Louisville)

Marios Koukounaras-Liagkis (University of Athens)

Juan Cole (University of Michigan)

Thursday, 22nd October 2020

3:00 p.m. : Opening Ceremony

Opening Speech:

Ednan Aslan, Islamic Theological Studies, University of Vienna

Video messages:
Prinz Hassan ibn Talal (rqd!)
Franz Schausberger, Chair of the Institute for European Regions

Moderation: Eileen M. Daily

CMT Participants Time for Participants
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Keynote l – Riffat Hassan
University of Lousville On Peace And Education: A Normative Islamic Perspective And Contemporary Considerations
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
4:00 – 4:20 p.m. Discussion  

Session I:

Insights Into Projects On Peace Education

Moderation: Eileen M. Daily

CMT Participants Time for Participants
4:30 – 4:50 pm. Short Input About the Current Project
Uli Jäger, Germany
4:30 – 4:50 pm.
4:50 – 5:10 pm. Elementary Education, Refugee Children and Peace Education: The Importance of a Peaceful Educational Environment in the Early Childhood as the Basis for their Sustainable, Successful and Fair Future: A Project Report
Veronika Michitsch, Austria
4:50 – 5:10 p.m.
5:10 – 5:30 p.m. Peace Weeks at ASPR – A Role Model for Peace
Education
Ursula Gamauf-Eberhardt, Austria
5:10 – 5:30 p.m.
5:30 – 5:50 p.m. Panel Discussion  

Session ll:

Peace Education: Teacher Training and Teachers’ Experiences

Moderation: Zekirija Sejdini

CMT Participants Time for Participants
6:00 – 6:20 p.m. Preparing Future Religious Teachers: An Approach to Peaceful and Harmonious Coexistence among Different Religions
Sami Adwan, Palas ne
7:00 – 7:20 p.m.
6:20 – 6:40 p.m. Interreligious Learning as a Contribution to Peace Education, Empirical Insights into Christian-Islamic Teaching
Şenol Yağdı, Austria
6:20 – 6:40 p.m.
6:40 – 7:00 p.m. Religious Values and Peace Educa on – A Practical Approach
Johannes Lähnemann, Germany
6:40 – 7:00 p.m.
7:00 – 7:20 p.m. Panel Discussion  

Friday, 23rd October 2020

Session III:
Pedagogical Concepts for Coexistence and Peace Education Moderation
: Sami Adwan

CMT Participants Time for Participants
10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Reclaiming the Public Sphere: Peaceful Coexistence through Pedagogies of the Scared, of Difference and of Hope
Hanan Alexander, Israel
11:00 – 11:20 a.m.
10:20-10:40 a.m. Eve of Destruction: Peace Education and Security Studies. Origins, Ends, Apocalypse
Liam Gearon, Great Britain
9:20 – 10:40 a.m.
10:40- 11:00 a.m. Ethics Education for Children: A Transforma ve Pedagogy Approach to Build Peace and Resilience
Eleonora Mura, Switzerland
10:40 – 11:00 a.m.
11:00- 11:20 a.m. Positive Concep on of Peacefulness, Well-Being, and Education – A Post-Covid Vision for Peace Education
Scherto Gill, Great Britain
10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
11:20- 11:50 a.m Panel Discussion  

Session lV:
Nonviolent Education and Peace Educat9on

Moderation: Farid Mirbagheri

CMT Participants Time for Participants
01:30-01:50 p.m. Non-Violent Education and Religions
Arniika Kuusisto, Sweden
01:30-01:50 p.m.
1:50 – 2:10 p.m. “Just War” to “Just Peace”: Recent Developments Ethics and Their Educational Implications
Friedrich Schweitzer, Germany
1:50 – 2:10 p.m.
2:10 – 2:30 p.m. Different Models for Nonviolent Education in the Context of Peace Education
Are Demosthenous, Cyprus

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.

2:30 – 2:50 p.m. Wrestling with the Notion of Peace: The Role of Experience in Early Quaker Articulations of Non-Violence
L. Callid Keefe-Perry, USA

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.

2:50 – 2:55 p.m. Panel Discussion 2:50 – 2:55 p.m.

Keynote ll

Modera on: Marcia Hermansen

CMT Participants Time for Participants
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Keynote ll : Juan Cole
University of Michigan
Turning the other Cheek in the Qur’an

09:00 – 9:30 a.m.

3:30 – 4.00 p.m. Discussion  

Session V :

Spirituality and Peace Education

Modera on: Ranja Ebrahim

CMT Participants Time for Participants
4:00 – 4:20 p.m. Peace through Love: The Sufi Peacebuilding Paradigm
Julianne Hazen, USA

10:00 – 10:20 a.m.

4:20 – 4:40 p.m. Sufi Perspectives on Peace: Resources for
Peace Education
Marcia Hermansen, USA

9:20 – 9:40 a.m.

4:40 – 5:00 p.m. Spirituality and Posi ve Peace
Garre Thomson, Great Britain

3:40 – 4:00 p.m.

5:00 – 5:20 p.m. Mysticism and Paradigm Shift in Peace Education
Farid Mirbagheri, Cyprus

6:00 – 6:20 p.m.

5:20 – 5:50 p.m. Panel Discussion  

Saturday, 24th October 2020

Keynote III

Modera on: Dzintra Ilisko

CMT Participants Time for Participants
9:00 – 9:30 p.m. Keynote lll : Marios Koukounaras-Liagkis
University of Athens Peace Education and Refugees, and Asylum Seeking Children: The Case of Greece
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
9:30 – 9:50 p.m. Discussion  

Session VI:

Different Conceptualizations of Peace Education within Religious Education

Moderation: Recep Kaymakcan

CMT Participants Time for Participants
10:00- 10:20 a.m. Interreligious Education in Fostering Peace and
Sustainable Development
Dzintra Ilisko, Latvia
11:00 – 11:20 a.m
10:20- 10:40 a.m. Different Understanding of The Concept of Peace in Relation to Human Rights and Religious Education
Ina ter Avest, The Netherlands
10:20- 10:40 a.m.
11:00-11:20 a.m. From the Wells’: Teaching Openness in Judaism and Islam Towards a Shared Society in Israel
Ayman K. Agbaria, Israel
12.00- 12:20 a.m.
11:20- 11:50 a.m Panel Discussion 11:20- 11:50 a.m

Session VII:

Case Studies And Field Researches On Peace Education

Modera on: Sami Adwan

CMT Participants Time for Participants
1:00 – 1:20 p.m. Peaceful Socialization Question and Educational
Institution: An Islamic Case Study
Yaqub Foroutan, Iran
2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
1:20 – 1:40 p.m. Filial Piety as Peace Education: A Case Study of Buddhist Resettlement Program for North Korean Defectors in South Korea
Hyunji Lim, South Korea
7:20 – 7:40 a.m.
1:40 – 2:00 p.m. Practices of Peace Education Followed in Secondary Schools of Mizoram
Lokanath Mishra, India
5:10 – 5:30 p.m.
2:00 – 2:20 p.m. The Analysis of Textbook Islam and Peace Education Being Taught in Madrassas of Pakistan
Qamar Jafri, Australia
11:00 – 11:20 p.m.
2:20 – 2:50 p.m. Panel Discussion 2  

Session VIII:

Peace Education in Classrooms

Moderation: Esther Aslan

CMT Participants Time for Participants
3:30 – 3:50 p.m. Building Emotional Resilience as a Contribution For The Peace In Schools
Colleen McLaughlin, Great Britain
2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
3:50 – 4:10 p.m. The Dance of Love and Fear: An Emotional- organizational Perspective On Peace Education
Shiri Lavy, Israel
3:50 – 4:10 p.m.
4:10 – 4:30 p.m. Peace Education in Classrooms, Different Models
Hind Kabawat, Syria
9:10 – 10:00 a.m.
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Finding New Paths, The Challenge of Education
for Peace in the Classroom
Lucía Rodríguez Mc Keon, Mexico
11:40 – 12:00 a.m.
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion  

Sunday, 25th October 2020

Session IX:

Islamic Theological Grounds and Peace Education

Moderation: İbrahim Koçyiğit

CMT Participants Time for Participants
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. The Role Of Progressive Islam on Furthering
Peace Education
Adis Duderija, Australia
5:00 – 5:20 p.m.
9:20 – 9:40 a.m. The Islamic Prophet And the Hadith as a Basis for Peace Education? Development of the Potential of Prophetic Action as a Concept of
Peace
Ulvi Karagedik, Germany
9:20 – 9:4 a.m.
9:40 – 10:00 a.m. “Nigeria’s Conflict Scenarios and the Potentials
of Quranic Peace Pedagogy
Musa Ismail Akin, Nigeria
8:40 – 9:00 a.m.
10:00-10:20 a.m On the Cultiva on of Peace Education through a
Quranic Paradigm of Human Flourishing
Yusef Wagid, South Africa
10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
10:20-10:50 a.m. Panel Discussion  

Session X:

Approaches From Turkey, Theory and Research

Moderation: Evrim Erşan Akkılıç

CMT Participants Time for Participants
11:00 – 11:20 a.m. The Impact of Migration on Secularization and Peace Education a Research on Jafaris Imigratied from Igdir to Istanbul Halkali
Hasan Şen, Turkey
12:00 – 12:20 a.m.
11:20 – 11:40 a.m. The Theology of Violence The Violence of Theology
Ilhami Güler, Turkey
12:20 – 12:4 p.m.
11:40 – 12:00 a.m. Alevi-Sunni Issue and Peace Education in Turkey:
The Role of School Textbooks, Reality and Ideals
Ali Yaman, Turkey
12:40 – 1:00 p.m.
12:00 – 12:20 p.m. Evaluation of Teaching Christianity in Turkish Religious Education in the Context of Peace Education
Recep Kaymakcan, Turkey
1:00 – 1:20 p.m.
12:20 – 12:50 p.m. Panel Discussion  

Session Xl:

Peace Education and Global Learning

Moderation: Ulvi Karagedik

CMT Participants Time for Participants
3:00 – 3:20 p.m. Peace Education And Global Learning
Alicia Cadezudo, Argentina
9.00 – 9:20 a.m.
3:20 – 3:40 p.m. Peace Education and Global Learning: Challenges and Opportunities Mohamad Bashar Arafat, USA 9:20 – 9:40 p.m.
3:40 – 4:00 p.m. Scaffolding for Peacebuilding Dialogues: A Relational Perspective of Peace Education on Countries with Sociopolitical Violence
Irene Giovanni Aguilar, Columbia
9:40 – 10:00 a.m.
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion  

Session XII:

Prac ces From Uganda: Mohammad Bashar Arafat

CMT Participants Time for Participants
4:30 – 4:50 p.m.
Youth & the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis- Response and Resilience in Peace Building
Jesse Nathan Kalange, Uganda
5:30 – 5:50 p.m.
4:50 – 5:10 p.m Covid and Sexual Gender Based Violence in Uganda
Be y Nantongo, Uganda
5:50 – 6:10 p.m.
5:10 – 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion  

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