Drew Institut on Religion and Conflict

From July 5 to July 28, 2016, Fr. Hariawan Adji O.Carm., an Indonesian Carmelite, participated as the facilitator in the Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation 2016. The goal of the Institute is to train Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders from around the world in religious conflict transformation and peacemaking. The 2016 cohort includes Egyptians, Indonesians, Israelis, Nigerians, Pakistanis, and Palestinians. Through a series of seminars, workshops and other activities led by scholars, activists, government officials and senior religious leaders with expertise in the field, this unique program will allow up-and-coming lay and clerical leaders to live and engage with each other as they study for three weeks on Drew’s campus. The participating countries were selected based on the recurrence of intra-communal religious conflict and the presence of religious leaders with vital experience in the field of conflict resolution.  The mission of the institute is to inspire and empower religious leaders to do use faith as a force for good.