Open Lecture: Interreligious Dialogue and Peacebuilding in a Multicultural City

 

Open Lecture: Interreligious Dialogue and Peacebuilding

in a Multicultural City

Date: 27th March 2019 (Wednesday)
   
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Venue: D1-G-03, Tai Po Campus, EdUHK
   
Speaker: Prof. Gordon Mitchell (University of Hamburg)  
   

 

About the Speaker:
Prof. Gordon Mitchell is the incumbent Professor for Religion and Intercultural Education in the University of Hamburg and is an expert in religious education, and an influential researcher in the field of religion in public education and creative arts in peace education, as well as cross-cultural and interreligious dialogue. Earning his PhD in the distinguished Heidelberg University, Prof. Mitchell is also an extremely productive and experienced project organizer. To explore the possibilities of peacebuilding in a multicultural metropolitan such as Hong Kong, this seminar will chiefly focus on Prof. Mitchell’s experience in the devising of the “Art Peace Project”, a ten-year on-going project that “serves as a forum for the exploration of ways in which the creative arts can contribute to Human Rights and Peace Education”; and the “Spirals of Interreligious Dialogue Project”, a project which emphasizes the notion that there are no finality in the interpretation of religious phenomena. With that in mind, the project seeks to document the interactions between university researchers and religious communities with the hope of exploring new avenues in the teaching of interreligious awareness.