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10-May-2011 Hijab Dialogue PDF Print E-mail

A Dialogue on  “Religious and Cultural Diversity: A Case of Muslim students on the Hijab at school”

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Rationale

One high school in Bangkok does not allow Muslim students to wear the hijab to school. This  school rents the land from a Buddhist temple. Muslim students then claim the rights to wear it. At the same time, students need to follow the school’s regulation. This issue has the potential to create confusion, misunderstanding, and disharmony in Thai society.

             In order to tackle this issue, it is important that we understand and respect cultural diversity. In doing so, we create an opportunity to learn from and appreciate the many different individual identities – each with her or his own principles and practices -in Thai society.  By showing consideration for different cultural principles and practices we have an opportunity to overcome the difficulties associated with a multi-cultural society and enhance mutual understanding.

 

             Mahidol University’s Research Center for Peace Building, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, College of Religious Studies, and Center for Human Rights and Social Development cooperated to conduct a Dialogue on Religious and Cultural Diversity.
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11-07-2010 Peace March to Pattani PDF Print E-mail

Peace March to Pattani 

11 July – 1 September 2010

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Rationale

The conflict and violence in the most Southern provinces of Thailand had caused about 4,000 casualties since 2004. The root cause of the conflict is partly that one side wants a homogeneous society but the other wants justice and preservation of identity. If both sides only want to win, the conflict becomes protracted. This is a proper moment that Thai people of all 76 provinces be united to call on all parties to cease acts of violence urgently. We feel that negotiation and dialogue can lead to mediation and reconciliation.

MURP and Inter-religious Council for peace in the South of Thailand decided to jointly organize a peace march fro Salaya to Pattani as a symbolic call for peace. This march is seen as an effort to link peace from within to peace in society.

Objectives


1. To urge all conflict parties in the South of Thailand to negotiate and reconcile.


2. To raise an awareness of Thai people of all ethnical and religious belongings that they have to take part in the transformation of the Southern conflict using peaceful means.


3. To urge Thai people in the other part of Thailand to pay more attention to the conflict and to build understanding and empathy to the people in the South.

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An Encounter of Religions for Peace Inter-religious Councils of Thailand and Sri Lanka PDF Print E-mail

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The Role of Religious Leaders in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

An Encounter of Religions for Peace Inter-religious Councils of Thailand and Sri Lanka


 

 Hotel Tawana Ramada Surawong Road.Bangkok, Thailand
 October 28-29, 2009


  In times of war or peace and at different stages of conflict from prevention to post conflict reconciliation and reconstruction, religious leaders and their communities play a critical role.   Senior religious leaders representing Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian and other traditions from Sri Lanka and Thailand will be gathering in Bangkok on 29 October to present their unique initiatives of building an inter-religious instrument to undertake high-level advocacy and action to resolve conflict and advance peace.

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23-01-2009 Civil Society Perspectives on Conflict and Peace in South and Southeast Asia PDF Print E-mail

“Civil Society Perspectives on

Conflict and Peace

In South and Southeast Asia”

 Regional Workshop organized by

theRegional Centre for Strategic Studies  (RCSS), Colombo The Research Center for Peace BuildingMahidol University, BangkokAndThe Berghof Foundation for Peace Support (BFPS), Berlin23-25 January, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand.

 


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29-08-2008 the 3rd Festival on Nonviolence PDF Print E-mail

Mahidol University's Research Center for Peace Building (MURP), Southern Border Province Administration Center (SBPAC) and the network of nonviolence activitists  have co-organized  the 3rd Festival on Nonviolence during 29-31 August 2008, at Yala Rajabhat University.

 

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30-08-2008 Inter-Religious Dialogue PDF Print E-mail

Inter-Religious Dialogue:

Tolerance and Compassion towards Persons of Different Faiths

3rd Festival on Nonviolence

30 August 2008, at Yala Rajabhat University

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Research Center for Peace Building (Old) Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University
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