In response to the United Nations Plan of Action to Prevent Incitement to Violence, I worked with Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry and the Parliament of World Religions to create a resource for communities looking for a way to dialogue around issues that escalate violence. The Religious Response to Violence is a great example of a "class" that extends beyond the institution to bring people together around a vital issue that confronts all of us. The sites resources include readings, websites and links to other materials, podcasts from community leaders who have confronted hate crimes along with a list of guiding questions that community leaders can use to begin the conversation. It was unveiled at the Parliament of World Religions' annual meeting in November, 2018. The response was so positive that other sites are now in the works.
The Religious Response to Violence Website
Updated: Dec 23, 2018