Tue, November 6th, 12:15 PM
Peace, Pluralism, Religion and Secularism
This panel will consider religious pluralism, secularism, and the hope for peace. Progress toward a more peaceful world must involve the interplay of religious ideas and secular political institutions. Panelists will discuss justifications of violence and calls for peace in religious traditions as well as in secular political systems. Panelists will draw upon expertise grounded in diverse religious traditions including Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions. They will also situate secularism in various regional and political contexts: North Africa, South Asia, and North America. Peace-building requires understanding the complexity of secularism and the depth of religious pluralism.