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Islamic Peacemaking - A Talk by Conflict Resolution Alumnus Doron Pely

The Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution and Professor David Matz invite all to join us to learn more about Sulha.  Practitioners of Sulha ( meaning "settlement"), Islam’s most ubiquitous customary justice practice, use a mix of mediation and arbitration tools to transform the attitude of the victim’s clan from vengeance to forgiveness.  They do this without damaging the sense of honor of the perpetrator’s clan.

This presentation will highlight the Sulha’s stages and will compare elements of the practice with comparable Western alternative dispute resolution (ADR) approaches. It will also suggest possible ways to bridge the theoretical and practical gaps between Muslim and Western ADR.

About Doron Pely

Doron Pely is a graduate of UMass Boston's master’s degree program in conflict resolution and is currently a doctoral student at Kings College, London. He has published widely on Islamic peacemaking techniques, and has spoken at West Point and many other universities.
 

 

Please support the McCormack Graduate School Service Project, U-ACCESS Food Pantry Food Drive

At all events at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, we invite you to bring a donation for the UMass Boston food pantry.  Your donation of a non-perishable food item or gift card will support a student struggling to buy food. To volunteer at the pantry or for further information, contact Shirley at 617.287.3195 or u-access@umb.edu.
 

 

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For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.