Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Interfaith Engagement for Global Peace: Navigating Commonalities & Differences Seminar 6:30 pm

Beyond the Classroom presents a talk by Dr. Jing Lin, Professor of International Education Policy, University of Maryland, Thursday, October 23rd, 6:30PM-8:30PM South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102 (

Interfaith engagement—the act of reaching across religious differences and value systems in pursuit of cooperation and partnership—is essential for understanding and responding to many of today’s most complicated issues, from ISIS, to the Israeli/Palestinian divide, to debates on marriage equality.

Viewing the world from another person’s perspective is rarely easy, but working across religious divides can be particularly delicate. This free public seminar will investigate how knowledge of religious commonalities and differences is necessary for the pursuit of a more peaceful, prosperous world. More info at:

About the Speaker
Dr. Jing Lin is Professor in International Education Policy at University of Maryland. She received her doctorate from the University of Michigan. Her publications include Love, Peace and Wisdom in Education: Vision for Education in the 21st Century (2006), Educators as Peace Makers: Transforming Education for Global Peace (2008), Spirituality, Religion, and Peace Education (2010), and Transformative Eco-Education for Human and Planetary Survival (2012).