Fireside Peace Chats: Decolonising Religion, Conflict and Peace: Resisting the Binary Islam vs the West/Rest
Join us for our latest Fireside Peace Chats event, co-hosted by Leiden University College, on February 22nd. These events are informal, intimate discussions with global expert peacebuilders.
The event focuses on the geopolitics of peace & conflict and decolonizing the debate on religion and peace & conflict. The speaker will focus on Sri Lanka as a case study with possibilities for comparative conflict analysis with Northern Ireland and Korea as well.
No registration is required! Simple arrive at the location, Leiden University College Floor 1, for a welcoming, educational, and informal atmosphere to learn about and discuss peacebuilding and decolonization.
Jude Lal Fernando is Associate Professor at the School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies at Trinity College, University of Dublin. He is the director of Trinity Centre for Post-Conflict Justice. His latest publications are Resistance to Empire and Militarization: Reclaiming the Sacred ( 2021) and Faith in the Face of Militarization: Indigenous, Feminist and Interreligious Voices ( 2022). He has been a visiting professor in Tampere University in Finland, Uppsala University in Sweden and Ritsukeikan and Sophia Universities in Japan. He is the Coordinator of the People's Tribunal on Sri Lanka ( Dublin, Bremen and Berlin Tribunals) and lives in exile in Ireland due to his opposition to war against the Tamils in Sri Lanka.