OPS 7: Interfaith Engagement & Positive Peace
Author: Katherine Marshall
Publisher: International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia
About the Author
Katherine Marshall is a Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Washington DC, United States, where she leads the Center’s program on Religion and Global Development.
The issues that interfaith engagement can address are of enormous human significance. Ignorance and fear are tinder for conflict, as religious illiteracy is widespread, even among faithful worshipers of various faiths. In her presentation, Katherine Marshall emphasises knowledge as the main linking thread when trying to do dialogue between different religions and civilisations.