Crescent of Peace: Muslim Peacebuilders in Ambon, Indonesia

Webinar: Rutgers International Institute for Peace Invited Lecture: Crescent of Peace: Muslim Peacebuilders in Ambon, Indonesia

From 1999-2002, armed Christian and Muslim in Indonesia’s Maluku province waged a bitter civil war that left thousands dead as massacres against civilian populations were conducted by both sides. For a time, Maluku seemed doomed to endemic cycles of interreligious violence, with retaliation and vengeance fueling a cascading conflict. Eighteen years later, however, Maluku is at peace and the Christian and Muslim have undertaken a project of reconciliation. By examining the peace that was rapidly built in the wake of religious strife, this talk will examine the way that interreligious reconciliation has taken place in Ambon, Maluku-Indonesia and what greater lessons that the peace in Maluku has for the rest of the world.

speakerSpeaker Bio: Lailatul Fitriyah is a Ph.D Candidate at the World Religions and World Church Program, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame. She is also one of the founders of Feminist Theologies in Global Context Colloquium at Notre Dame. Her current research focuses on the construction of lived feminist theologies in postcolonial Southeast Asia, Christian and Islamic anthropological theologies, feminist theologies of migration, and feminist interreligious dialogue. She holds an MA in International Peace Studies from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies-University of Notre Dame, and was also a Nostra Aetate Fellow at the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), Vatican City-Italy.


Oct 27, 2020 05:30 PM - 7:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)