Monthly Archives: January 2016

Specialized Mediation Training Program: The Mediation of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts

This is to announce that applications are open for the 2016 training sessions for a specialized mediation training program, The Mediation of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts.

Through this program, ICERM instructors train new mediators and facilitators using the classroom and e-learning modalities. Interested participants should apply for the modality that is convenient for them.

The primary goal of this specialized mediation training program, The Mediation of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts, is to prepare and equip participants with the theoretical and practical tools and skills needed to successfully prevent, manage and resolve tribal, ethnic, racial, cultural, religious or sectarian conflicts through proper analysis, policy development, mediation and dialogue.

For more information about the course description and application guidelines, please visit the ICERM mediation training website.

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2016 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

ONE GOD IN THREE FAITHS: 

EXPLORING THE SHARED VALUES IN THE ABRAHAMIC RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS — JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM

Date(s): October 4, 5 and 6, 2016

Venue: New York City, U.S.A. (Information about the Conference Room will be posted soon)

Registration:

To read the guidelines for registration and / or paper submission, please visit the 2016 conference website.

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Conference Synopsis:

ICERM believes that conflicts involving religion create exceptional environments where both unique barriers (constraints) and resolution strategies (opportunities) emerge. Regardless of whether religion exists as the source of conflict, ingrained cultural ethos, shared values and mutual religious beliefs have the ability to substantially affect both the process and outcome of conflict resolution.

Relying on various case studies, research findings, and practical lessons learned, the 2016 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding aims to investigate and promote the shared values in the Abrahamic religious traditions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The conference is intended to serve as a proactive platform for a continued discussion on and dissemination of information about the positive, prosocial roles that religious leaders and actors with shared Abrahamic traditions and values have played in the past and continue to play in strengthening social cohesion, peaceful settlement of disputes, interfaith dialogue & understanding, and the mediation process. The conference will highlight how the shared values in Judaism, Christianity and Islam could be utilized to foster a culture of peace, enhance the mediation and dialogue processes and outcomes, and educate the mediators of religious and ethno-political conflicts as well as policymakers and other state and non-state actors working to reduce violence and resolve conflict.

The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM) is currently accepting papers for presentation at the 2016 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding holding October 4, 5 and 6, 2016 in New York City, New York, U.S.A. The theme is “One God in Three Faiths: Exploring the Shared Values in the Abrahamic Religious Traditions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam.”

All abstracts and papers for presentation at the 2016 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding must focus on the shared values in the Abrahamic religious traditions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and reflect any of the following four (4) thematic areas: Interfaith Dialogue; Shared Religious Values in Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Religious Texts; and Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Actors.

Guidelines for Registration and / or Paper Submission:
For information about registration and/or paper submission guidelines, please visit the 2016 conference website.

ICERM Re-branded its Organizational Image

ICERM Logo with branding

The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation ICERM re-branded its organizational image by designing and launching a new logo and a new website. As an emerging international center of excellence for ethnic and religious conflict resolution and peacebuilding, the new logo symbolizes the essence of ICERM and the evolving nature of its mission and work. Check it out at www.icermediation.org.