From the Tri-Co Courageous Conversations Planning Committee:
We warmly invite you to an interfaith conference taking place at Bryn Mawr College on February 1 and 2, 2018:
“Courageous Conversations: Equipping Ourselves for Dialogue Across Differences in Faith and World View”
The conference will equip participants to frame useful questions that allow them to deeply listen, moving beyond “us vs. them” and hearing the personal fears, desires and experiences of others. A thoughtful speaker, case studies, and practical techniques will be part of the program.
The program includes a Thursday evening dinner and speaker, followed by Friday workshops. There will be a break for Jummah (Muslim prayers) and an optional Shabbat service at the end of the day on Friday. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend parts or all of the program. There is no cost. This is supported by InterFaith Youth Core, the organization that brought Eboo Patel to our campus in November.
Law as a Tool for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution
Mark Schwartz ‘75
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Kohlberg Hall, Room 228
Swarthmore College (directions)
This talk and discussion will feature a Swarthmore alum who has run his own private law practice for decades in service of social justice.
Mark Schwartz will discuss how the law can also be used as a tool for conflict resolution. Whether supporting the gay community in responding to discrimination, women facing workplace harassment, racist policies that
marginalize people of color, or whistleblowers exposing corruption in the public and private sectors, Schwartz works tirelessly to ensure that justice is served and that conflict is resolved fairly.
Sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Office of the Swarthmore Pre-Law Advisor
Please join us for the Annual Martin Ostwald Lecture
October 24th, 4:30 pm, Science Center 199, Swarthmore College
TOUGH WORDS, SOFT HEARTS Ineke Sluiter, Leiden University
Sluiter will use theories of conflict resolution to examine ancient and modern debates on the right course of action and how they invoke arguments and rhetorical strategies derived from morality and self-interest. Examples will include Thucydides and the modern debate about the financial crisis in Greece.