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Conflict Resolution Seminar on Islam, Non-violence and Peace

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution 
 
presents a seminar on 
 
Islam, Peace and Nonviolence
by

Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Ph.D.
International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR)
School of International Service (SIS)
American University, Washington DC, USA Tuesday. April 5th, 2005
11:30 - 13:00
FASS 2034
 
 

ABSTRACT
Most of literature on Islamic approaches to peace and war carried out by 
Muslim scholars is focused on conditions to engage in defensive wars, and a 
great deal of literature written about Islam by western scholars has been 
focused on sources of violence and exclusion in Islam. Few studies have 
explored the sources of peace and nonviolence in Islamic values, history, and 
tradition.  
This lecture will discuss the possibilities of developing nonviolent framework 
based on Islamic religious and cultural sources and explore practical ways of 
applying these methods of nonviolence in political and social contexts. 
Obstacles and challenges facing Muslims practitioners of peace and nonviolence 
will be explored too. 

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