Ḳ hu ṭbah: 11 January 2013Faith-Based Peacebuilding in the Social Media Age:   An Islamic Perspective    A. Rashied Omar
Islam = Violence  The attacks of September 11 and   the subsequent“war on terror” hasserved to reinforcethe view that Isla...
What is Peace?Negative Peace       vs. Positive Peace
Johan Galtung      Structural                      Violence                can be built into                     the socio...
•   John Paul Lederach   Scott Appleby
What is Peacebuilding?  The Dynamic State of affairs inwhich the reduction & management of violence & the achievement of  ...
What is Peacebuilding (cont)?Sustainable transformation of conflict  requires more than the (necessary)    problem solving...
“If you want peace, work for justice” Pope Paul VI  Qur’an: Chapter 5, Verse 8 “Be just, that is the closest     thing to ...
In the Name of God,    The Most  Compassionate,The Most Merciful
Compassion   and  Justice
Peacebuilding Proposals • Muslim Condemnations of Violence • Research on Islam and Nonviolence • Educating Progressive Ima...
Challenge for     MuslimsTo Develop a Theology of Healing & Embrace        (ta`aruf)
Surah Hujurat: 49 Verse 13• O Humankind!• We created you from a male and a female,• fashioned you into nations and tribes,...
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  1. 1. Ḳ hu ṭbah: 11 January 2013Faith-Based Peacebuilding in the Social Media Age: An Islamic Perspective A. Rashied Omar
  2. 2. Islam = Violence The attacks of September 11 and the subsequent“war on terror” hasserved to reinforcethe view that Islam is in some special way related to violence.
  3. 3. What is Peace?Negative Peace vs. Positive Peace
  4. 4. Johan Galtung Structural Violence can be built into the socio- economic and political structures of a Society
  5. 5. • John Paul Lederach Scott Appleby
  6. 6. What is Peacebuilding? The Dynamic State of affairs inwhich the reduction & management of violence & the achievement of social & economic justice are undertaken as mutual, reinforcingdimensions of constructive change
  7. 7. What is Peacebuilding (cont)?Sustainable transformation of conflict requires more than the (necessary) problem solving associated withmediation, negotiated settlements, &other elements of conflict resolution; it requires the redress of legitimate grievances & the establishment of new relations characterized by equality & fairness according to the dictates of human dignity and the common good
  8. 8. “If you want peace, work for justice” Pope Paul VI Qur’an: Chapter 5, Verse 8 “Be just, that is the closest thing to pious faith.
  9. 9. In the Name of God, The Most Compassionate,The Most Merciful
  10. 10. Compassion and Justice
  11. 11. Peacebuilding Proposals • Muslim Condemnations of Violence • Research on Islam and Nonviolence • Educating Progressive Imams • Debate US Foreign Policy in the ME
  12. 12. Challenge for MuslimsTo Develop a Theology of Healing & Embrace (ta`aruf)
  13. 13. Surah Hujurat: 49 Verse 13• O Humankind!• We created you from a male and a female,• fashioned you into nations and tribes,• So that you might come to know and recognize each other• [li ta’arufu] (not despise each other).• Surely, the most noble and honored of you in the sight of God is the most righteous of you (i.e. the best in conduct).• Lo! God is All-Knowing, All-Aware.

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