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Religion, Culture and Peace
Professors Ami Carpenter and Necla Tschirgi will spend a week in Rome during the January intersession to participate in a seminar called, “The Meeting of Cultures: Encountering Difference and Diversity.” The seminar, sponsored by USD’s Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, will include USD faculty from a variety of disciplines. Participants will explore inter-cultural and inter-faith dialogue, with questions pertaining to social justice and religious and social harmony.
As faculty members from the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, Carpenter and Tschirgi have a specific interest in the ways that religion and diversity intersect with social justice, conflict resolution and security. The school’s MA program in peace and justice studies brings together a diverse group of students from across the globe with a variety of religious traditions and experience in conflict regions.
Professor Tschirgi believes this seminar has unique relevance to the field of peace studies. She states, “Gaining an understanding of the role of Catholicism – and religion more broadly – in promoting intercultural dialogue, peace and justice will greatly enhance my own teaching as well as our curriculum.”
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