Peace Builders Conference - Day 2

April 9, 2015, 2:30 p.m.


830 Westview Drive Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30314, USA

Event Description

The Atlantic Institute, a non-profit organization in Atlanta has partnered with the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College to bringa three-day Peace Builders Conference titled Fostering Dialogues in Education, Ethics and Nonviolent Peacebuilding: Global, Social & Religious Movements Today. 

Over the duration of this conference, featured academics from around the world will come together to speak on panels and present their papers covering a wide range of topics including Peace & Conflict Studies; Ideas & Legacies; Debates on Global Ethics, Morality & Nonviolence; and many more! 

RSVP online. Free and open to the public.

Day 2 Schedule:

11:00am - 12:00pm 30th Martin Luther King, Jr. College of Ministries & Laity Crown Forum Induction Ceremony (By invitation only) Streamed live on the Morehouse College website.


2:30pm-2:45pm -  Opening Remarks

John Ford, VP, Emory University
Soumaya Khalifa, President, Islamic Speakers Bureau
Joseph Bankoff, Chair, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

2:45pm-4:15pm - Plenary Panel

Location:  African American Hall of Fame, MLK Chapel, Morehouse College

Topic: Ideas and Legacies: Understanding Civic and Religious Leaders

Chair: Scott Alexander, Catholic Theological Union


I. Loye Ashton, Tougolo College presenting Putting Gülen’s Teachings into Practice:  Understanding Hizmet as a Civil Society Nonviolent Peacebuilding Movement

II. Richard Penaskovic, Auburn University presenting Peacebuilding in a Disordered World According to D. Ikeda & F. Gulen

III. Victor A. Kramer, Georgia State University presenting A Rule ‘for Beginners’: Benedict, Gandhi; Thomas Merton, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

IV. James M. Dawsey, and Adam Wells, Emory & Henry College presenting Walking in the Steps of Pope John XXIII, M.L. King, Jr. and Oscar Romero.


Peace Award Ceremony

7:00pm – 9:00pm - 2015 Interfaith Assembly & Gandhi King Ikeda Award Ceremony: A Call to Nonviolent Peacebuilding

Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel Crown Nave

Keynote Speaker: Scott Alexander, Associate Professor, Islamic Studies and Director Catholic-Muslim Studies Program, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL honoring 2015 Award Recipient Mr. Fethullah Gülen

Portraits Unveiling: Ambassador Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, Mr. Fethullah Gülen, Dr. Joseph Hill and Dr. Warren Stewart

Edit This Event Last Edited By: Jennifer Gibbs on April 7, 2015, 1:49 p.m.