Call for Papers: Muslim Perspectives on Peacebuilding (October 12-13, California) - Deadline to submit is July 1

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Claremont Lincoln University, the University of Southern California’s Office of Religious Life, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Center for Global Peacebuilding at Claremont Lincoln University are co-sponsoring a conference on Muslim perspectives on peacebuilding. They seek community leaders, activists, educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire fellow scholars and community members interested in peacebuilding from Muslim perspectives, by sharing their experiences in resolving
family, community and interfaith conflicts. The conference will take place on October 12th – 13th, 2012 in Claremont, California and will address themes related to Family,
Community, and Interfaith conflicts. Within these three themes, the conference conveners intend to address conflicts based upon gender, age, culture and race. The aim is to deeply engage what it means to approach these issues from Muslim perspectives and develop methodologies and models of intervention and prevention to address the range of issues presented.

Conference organizers are seeking panelists and are now accepting proposals for presentations through midnight July 1st (PST). Guidelines for Submission: Submissions must include the following:
• Title of Proposed Session: The title of the proposal should capture the essence of the presentation.
• Abstract: The abstract may not exceed 50 words. The abstract is a brief summary of the full proposal (below). If the paper is selected for presentation at the forum, this abstract will appear in the conference program.
• Proposal: This is the full description of the presentation. It should be much more detailed than the abstract. The Proposal may not exceed 500 words. Proposals that are too short and lack details may be denied. Description of the paper in outline format is an acceptable form for the proposal submission.
• Targeted Audience: Who will benefit from this presentation?
• Contact Information: Indicate a contact person regarding this proposal with whom the conference conveners can communicate. If the proposed session has only one speaker, then this person will also be the contact person.

• Speaker Information: A short biography of the speaker. The speaker’s name and institution will appear in the conference program; the rest of the information will remain confidential. 

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of experts and academics in the area of conflict resolution. Serious consideration will be given to proposals that:
• Address the topics listed for this forum
• Propose interesting and practical solutions to conflict situations
• Provide solutions with hands-on application
• Provide material that can be utilized
• Benefit a wide range of audience members

Stipends will be awarded on a case by case basis. Conference organizers are also exploring the possibility of publishing an edited volume comprised of accepted conference papers.Required documents should be submitted electronically to:

or by hard copy to:
The Center for Global Peacebuilding
1325 N. College Ave. Claremont, CA 91711.

For information concerning conference registration,
accommodations and conference updates please visit

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