Building Interfaith Communities

Peacebuilding Practices: Part 3 – Understanding, Not Persuasion: Interfaith Dialogue for Contentious Topics

Welcome to Part Three of our series on peacebuilding practices at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. Like the posts on Relational Space and Paraphrasing, this one begins with a friendship, and like those…

reflective structured dialogue for interfaith cooperation
Equitable Justice & International Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding Practices: Part 2 – Coffee Tables and Capital Punishment: Peacebuilding to Resolve Personal & Societal Conflicts

Welcome to Part Two of our series on peacebuilding practices at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. Today, we’ll investigate Paraphrasing as an everyday skill for building understanding. This piece is co-authored by Phoebe…

peacebuilding skills to resolve conflicts
Building Interfaith Communities

Peacebuilding Practices: Part 1 – Friendship and Relational Space as a Foundation of Peacebuilding

Welcome to a three-part series on peacebuilding practices at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. A central aspect of peacebuilding is prioritizing relationships over agreement.   Difference and diversity are desirable and healthy, and…

friendship and relational space in peacebuilding
Building Interfaith Communities Interfaith & Interreligious Dialogue

The Blessing of a Rare Confluence of Religious Observances

As we begin this week, and in reflecting upon the Palm Sunday service our family attended last weekend, I am reminded that we are in a special moment. This year our three Abrahamic families –…

confluence of religious observances for Abrahamic faiths