Location: New York City | Hosted By: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
In June 2013, Tanenbaum organized a day long workshop that investigated techniques and practices used in Islamic peace education. The goal of the workshop was to provide participating Peacemakers with the opportunity to learn new approaches in Islamic peace education from their peers and to share relevant findings with a broader audience.
During the workshop, Peacemakers shared a lesson plan, sets of activities, methods, and promising initiatives they use in their work. They then explained how and when they use the techniques presented, and provided examples of the challenges and success they have had with each. After each presentation, Peacemakers asked questions about each method and come to some conclusions about the work. Following the workshop, Tanenbaum synthesized findings and wrote a report about promising practices and existing challenges and opportunities in the field. Pending funding, this report will be translated and disseminated to a wide audience of educators and practitioners working in peace education around the world.
To our knowledge, there have been few workshops of this kind and we believe that the project offers opportunity to learn new approaches from practitioners in Islamic peace education. The report on findings can be downloaded below.