IG’s Peace Blog

Peace and its many aspects

This looks like a great conference!

Check it out:  “2nd Annual International Conference on Religion, Conflict, and Peace: Walking The Talk To Compassion And Harmony” .

June 11-13, 2010  ~  Dearborn, Michigan USA

Site:  Henry Ford Community College

A Multi-disciplinary, Multi-cultural Conference

Here are a few “ticklers” to get you to go read the whole “blurb”:
“An international forum promoting Inter-religious and  Intra-religious dialogue to explore the challenges of Extremism, Intolerance, Scapegoating, and Islamophobia, and the promise of Reason, Understanding, Compassion, and Cultural Harmony

The spiritual experience is both uniquely individual and universal, tapping into our deepest, most inner self, while connecting us to the oneness with all.

How each of us chooses our own sometimes quite different path on this common journey can highlight an appreciation for the rich diversity of human sacred practice, while at the same time setting the stage for the potential hazards of elitism, competition, polarity, and even animosity that paradoxically negate the core message of unity, and hamper us on that journey. ”

The conference is organized by the Common Bond Institute.  Here is a “snippit” from their home page:

Cultivating the fundamental elements of a consciousness of peace, and local capacity building, are seen as natural, effective antidotes to small group radical extremism and large group despair, as well as to hardship and suffering in the human condition. To this end, enabling each society to effectively resolve and transform conflicts, satisfy core human needs within their communities, and construct effective, holistic mechanisms for self determination, self esteem, and fundamental human dignity and worth is the purpose of our work.

IGbarb says:  “Their name is Bond, Common Bond”  (sorry 🙂 )

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