There are several challenges that ISIS and the rise of violent extremism pose to people of faith, policymakers, and all those seeking a more just, secure, and peaceful world. How do we address such violence in ways that are faithful and effective? There are several competing visions today for what faithful and effective responses should be: from nonviolent conflict resolution to focusing on diplomacy or policy to armed peacekeepers to full military engagement. This Summit Session will explore the tensions between such shared values as nonviolence, human security, human rights, protecting lives, and ultimately, effectiveness. Together we will seek to uncover ways our policymakers can better address the challenges ISIS poses in more faithful and effective ways.
Speakers: John Hartley, Pathways for Mutual Respect; Dr. David Cortright, The Kroc Institute; Tim Dixon, Purpose Europe; Roy Hange, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University; Raed Jarrar, American Friends Service Committee; Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, Politics Department of The Catholic University of America; Dr. Maria Stephan, United States Institute of Peace