The Series on Peacemaking and Nonviolent Conflict Resolution

Nov 18, 2011

Fri. 11/25 8a: Religious liberty and tolerance are complex issues, impacted by a variety of factors including education, politics, and the media.

On this edition of Peace Talks Radio, we’ll talk with Dr. Kelly James Clark, a Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who co-chaired the 2011 conference, "Liberty and Tolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict." The conference was hosted by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.

Suzanne Kryder also talks with three of the conference panelists about  religious freedom and tolerance within their own traditions. Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan is a Lecturer in Language Education at Hebrew University in Jerusalem specializing in discourse in Israeli education. Since the death of her 13 year-old daughter in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem, she has worked to promote dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. Hedieh Mirahmadi is an attorney, author, and founder and president of the World Organization for Resource Development & Education (WORDE), which works to improve communication between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in order to reduce social conflict and political instability. Nick Wolterstorff is the Noah Porter Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Yale University; he helped found the Society of Christian Philosophers in 1978.

Our guests also contributed to Dr. Kelly’s forthcoming book, Abraham’s Children: Liberty and Tolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict (Yale University Press, Spring 2012).  

Hear an hour long version of this program, as well as all of the programs in our series dating back to 2003 at the website www.peacetalksradio.com.