The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will host a program featuring a discussion on Ghana and peace building Monday, Nov. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 105.
Ghana is seen as a beacon of peace globally because of its long-standing history of inter-religious peace and harmony; however, the country has seen its fair share of conflict and tension in the past and there are still flash points within various religious groups.
At the event, Abdulsalam Mohammed, a senior nursing officer, researcher and peace ambassador, will present “Ghana as a Beacon in Turbulent Times: Strategies for Effective Inter-Religious Peace Building.”
Mark Joseph, associate professor at the Mandel School, will serve as the respondent during the program.
Mohammed works to bridge the gap among Muslim sects in Ghana. He aims to increase tolerance and peace promotion through research, national dialogue, advocacy and consultation. His presentation will highlight six key strategies and factors that are effective in peace building and conflict resolution with special references to Muslim communities in Ghana.
Joseph has lived in or visited 10 different African countries with varying levels of religious diversity and spent seven months living in Ghana with his family in 2014.
He will lead a Case Western Reserve travel study course, which is open to all graduate and undergraduate students, to Ghana in May 2017.