Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Qamar-ul Huda joined the U.S. Institute of Peace as a senior program officer in the Religion and Peacemaking program, one of the Centers of Innovation, in June 2005. His research focuses on Islamic thought and Islamic philosophy on violence, nonviolence, and conflict resolution. Prior to joining the Institute, Huda was a professor of Islamic studies and comparative religion at Boston College’s Theology Department (1997–2005) and a visiting professor of Islamic studies at the College of Holy Cross and Brandeis University.
My projects overseas deal with religious peacemaking - either interfaith dialogues or intrafaith dialogues in Muslim communities.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Middle East and South Asia
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Resolution, Environment
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Curriculum Development, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Ethics of nonviolence in Islam, interfaith/ intrafaith peacemaking, and approaches to teaching a peace education in religious schools.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
- "Memory, Performance, and Poetic Peacemaking in Qawwali (Sufi Music)" The Muslim World 97/4 October, 2007.
- The Diversity of Muslims in the United States: Views as Americans
USIP Special Report (2006).
- "The 40th Anniversary of Vatican II: Examining Dominus Iesus and Contemporary Issues for Inter-religious Dialogue between Muslims and Catholics," Journal of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (2004).
- "The Light beyond the Shore in the Theology of Proper Sufi Moral Conduct-Adab," The Journal of the American Academy of Religion (2004).
- Striving for Divine Union: Spiritual Exercises for the Suhrawardi Sufis (2003).
- "The Problems of Violence and Conflict in Islam: A New Theological Hermeneutic toward Building an Islamic Liberation Theology," Contagion: Violence, Mimesis, and Culture (2002).
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Hi Qamar, very pleasure for me to see you here. You may join group "South Asia Peacebuilders" is relevant to your expertise and area of specialization. I hope with join hand-by-hand, we can work for peace and understand the issues for better settlement.
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