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Muslim Peacebuilding and Dialogue Conference Calls for Papers

The Second Annual Conerence on Muslim Peacebuilding, Justice, and Interfaith Dialogue (MPJID) is coming up at American University Washington, DC from May 5th-6th 2007. The conference is hosted by the Salam Institute for Peace and Justice (www.salaminstitute.org) and co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) and the Muslim Network for Peacebuilding, Justice and Interfaith Dialogue.

This conference aims to create an opportunity for scholars and practitioners of Islam (and other faiths) to convene to discuss and clarify main concepts and approaches to peacebuilding, conflict resolution, human rights, democratization and development rooted in the Islamic tradition; to contribute to effective policy development in the Muslim world in the fields of governance, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding; and too provide a platform for Muslim Peacebuilding practitioners to share their experiences on the ground with the wider community of Muslim and non-Muslim scholars and practitioners in order to contribute to theory building and practice of conflict resolution in the Muslim world.

Conference Themes include:

* Islamic Approaches to Mediation and Conflict Resolution
* Islamic Approaches to Peace and Interfaith Dialogue
* Successes, Lessons Learned, and Challenges facing Muslims and Muslim Organizations Working for Peace and Justice
* Peace through Development: Experiences from Muslim Communities and the Muslim world
* Working for Peace through Advocacy and Multi-Track Diplomacy
* Islam, Human Rights and Peacebuilding
* Women in Islam and Peacebuilding
* Intra-Muslim Dialogue and Peacebuilding

Paper presentations on these panels and short workshops related to these themes are welcomed; suggestions for other panel topics also welcomed. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2007. Please send your proposal or abstract to mpjid@salaminstitute.org.

Conference Registration is $30; Membership in the Salam Network is $50 for an Institutional Membership, $30 for a Professional Membership and $20 for a Student Membership. Membership includes Conference registration, Salam newsletter, and discount on Salam publications. To register for the conference, please visit: http://www.ildc.net. Group Hotel Rates are available — Contact Nadia Pirzada @ISNA Leadership Development Center Tel #: 317-839-1807 or email: nadia@isna.net.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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