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“Human Rights Thwart Terrorism”: IMES Director Featured Speaker at Just Peacemaking Initiative Conference in Pasadena, California

IMES Director Dr. Martin Accad is a featured speaker this week at two events in Pasadena, California:

1) “Human Right’s Thwart Terrorism”: Just Peacemaking Initiative Conference


Travis Auditorium, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Online at Livestream
7pm PDT daily (5am Beirut, GMT+ 3) October 7-11, 2013

This year’s Just Peacemaking Initiative (JPI) Conference entitled “Human Rights Thwart Terrorism” will feature scholars from the US and international communities, representing both Christian and Muslim faith commitments, all wrestling with the U.S. tradition of human rights and how promoting human rights along with religious liberty works to heal the sources of terrorism – something war-making cannot do. Each evening during the week of October 7-11, presentations will address various approaches to the problem, its history, and the just peacemaking practices that promise real healing.

Tuesday Evening (7pm PDT, Tuesday, October 8, 2013) IMES Director Dr. Martin Accad will share his firsthand knowledge of how violations of human rights increase anger, and how respecting human rights can bring a culture of Muslims and Christians living together respectfully, as they mostly do in Lebanon. In addition to acting as IMES Director, Dr. Accad serves as Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS).

All sessions are free and open to the public and the conference can be listened to live on the internet here (Livestream account required)Please follow the links for more information about the Just Peacemaking Initiative or the Just Peacemaking Paradigm.

IMES recently held its tenth annual Middle East Conference, entitled “Your Rights & My Responsibilities: Biblical and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights.”

2) “A Conversation With Dr. Martin Accad”, presented by Fuller Theological Seminary’s Islamic Studies Group and Peace and Justice Advocates

Geneva Room, 2nd Floor Payton Hall, Fuller Theological Seminary, CA      12pm PDT, Tuesday, October 7, 2013

IMES Director Martin Accad will be making time to meet privately with Fuller Theological Seminary’s Islamic Studies Group and Peace & Justice Advocates for a brown-bag-lunch meeting to talk about the Syrian Civil War and what Christians should be aware of post Arab Spring when it comes to the Middle East. His Arab Christian perspective from experiencing things first-hand on the ground will be fascinating and inspiring to hear. IMES’s friends at Fuller Theological Seminary are most welcome to attend.

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