The Future of Nonviolence
Multi-disciplinary conference will be held February 23, 2019 in the Dauch College of Business at Ashland University
Registration Now Open! Register online through February 20.
The theory and practice of nonviolence includes a wide variety of philosophies, theologies, practices, and strategies. What does the future hold for these? Are the past successes of nonviolent movements adequately remembered and celebrated? Do they inspire fresh commitments and strategies? What do recent advances, realizations, and discoveries in all disciplines mean for reducing violent conflict, achieving nonviolent social change, and bringing about a just peace for more people and communities? What threats do present geopolitical realities pose to these prospects? What are the most relevant and enduring sources of nonviolence, both philosophically and historically? Have some forms of nonviolence become outmoded, unworkworkable, unwise, or untrue? Where does belief in and felicity with nonviolence need to be renewed? Historically, how have people’s commitment to nonviolence been revitalized?
The goal of this one day conference is to address questions such as these by considering the future of nonviolence.
Panels and Presentations:
Agents provocateurs: Strategic implications for civil resistance
Nonviolence in Violent Times: Exploring militant antifascism, eco-defense, and property destruction
Miami University/Peace and Justice Studies Association
Thomas Merton and Pope St. John XXIII: 20th Century Apostles of Nonviolence and Peace
Ashland Theological Seminary
Does Nonviolence Even Have A Future?
North Central State College
Reborn in the Salvadoran People: Oscar Romero and the Future of Nonviolence
Panel on Rethinking Democracy and Nonviolent Power in Dangerous Times
Colins Imoh, The University of Toledo
Janet Gerson, International Institute on Peace Education
Dale Snauwaert, The University of Toledo
Jeff Warnke, Walsh University
Peaceful Identity: A Critical Evaluation of Giorgio Agamben’s Philosophy
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Political Theology, Martin Luther King, Jr., & Frantz Fanon: Can “the apostle of nonviolence” & “the apostle of violence” meet?
The Ohio State University
Violence and Expulsion as Obstructions to Asylum: Questioning Obstacles
And God Said to Them: How Radical Anthropocentrism Does Violence to God’s Gift of Creation
John Carroll University
Lead, the brain, and violence
Love as the Moral Foundation of Nonviolence
University of Findlay
Ekklesia Jenkins and Tyler Olson
Cuyahoga Community College
Religious conviction in Antiwar Identity
Ohio Dominican University
Christian Literary Witness & Non-violence
University of Dayton
Some Thoughts On Justice, Responsibility and Violence
The University of Toledo
May 4, 1970: Is Reconciliation Possible?
Kent State University