Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation.

 

Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation

Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation, 2018

The second Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation opened on July 9, 2016. The 2016 cohort included Egyptians, Indonesians, Israelis, Nigerians, Pakistanis, and Palestinians.

The third Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation commenced on June 18, 2018. Drew University’s Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict (CRCC) trains Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders from around the world in the theory and practice of religious conflict transformation and peacemaking.

Through a series of seminars, workshops and other activities led by scholars, activists, government officials and senior religious leaders with expertise in their field, this unique program gives up-and-coming lay and clerical leaders an opportunity to live and engage with each other as they study for three weeks on Drew’s campus.

Drew Institute participants from Indonesia and Nigeria. The Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation aims to inspire and empower religious leaders to understand and engage with conflict on a deeper level, using faith as a force for positive change wherever possible.

The Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation opened its third session in 2018 thanks to generous grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Endeavor Foundation.

The inaugural Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation, held in June 2013, was attended by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim men and women from around the world.

Participating countries were selected based on the recurrence of intra-communal religious conflict and the presence of religious leaders with vital experience in the field of conflict resolution.  Drew CRCC continues to work closely with local partners in each of these countries to identify participants and plan the structure and content of the Institute.

By the end of the pilot phase of these three institutes, inaugurated in 2013, Drew University aims to have 18 trained emerging leaders from each country, thus establish a vibrant global network of young religious peacemakers.

Read more about this event at Drew Today.

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