Dialogue Institute hosts International Conference on Urban Peacebuilding


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:00am - Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 9:00pm
Temple University, 1801 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

The Dialogue Institute, in cooperation with the KAICIID Dialogue Centre in Vienna, is hosting a three-day international conference at Temple University, December 5-7, for religious leaders and scholars from Argentina, Austria, Canada, England and the United States on “Building Peace in the Urban Community.”

The conference—which includes KAICIID Fellows, a select group of religious educators and actors engaged in interreligious dialogue throughout the world—will highlight the roles that religious communities, through dialogue and cooperation with policy makers, can play in addressing social challenges in urban centers.

The conference will explore specifically how religious leaders and policy makers are working (and can work) together to make cities safe and hospitable spaces for all its residents. Participants will identify best practices and associated skills/tools for successful coordination and dialogue between religious communities and policy makers at all levels.

The City of Philadelphia and programs therein will serve as a case study for the participants as they work on research and other projects in their home contexts. They will meet with City Councilman David Oh, and representatives from the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild (POWER), Mother Bethel AME Church, Al-Aqsa Mosque, ArtWell, Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation, Theater of Witness, and Evangelicals for Social Action.


For more information about the conference: dialogueinstitute.org/news/kaiciid-conference.

Event Type: 
International Relations