Religion, Dialogue, and Peacebuilding

In this wide-ranging conversation, Mahan Mirza, executive director of the Ansari Institute, talks with Mary McAleese, former president of Ireland and the chair of the Ansari Institute’s advisory board.

Together, they discuss how McAleese, drawing on her faith, committed herself to promoting reconciliation and building bridges across religious and political divides. Their conversation also explores the role of leadership and language in peacebuilding, the importance of incorporating religion in public discourse to promote the common good, and the value of both introspection and engaging with others within one’s own religious tradition.

Their discussion is part of the Ansari Institute’s online conversation series Engaged: Religion and the Common Good.

May 14, 2020

Global AffairsLaw and PoliticsReligion and PhilosophyEngaged: Religion and the Common GoodEcumenismMary McAleeseIrelandAnsari Institute for Global Engagement with ReligionKeough School of Global AffairsPeacebuilding