This course looks at common ground for interfaith dialogue, directs the many salvations to one world, uses eco-human well-being as a criterion for religious truth and includes practical suggestions and examples of a globally responsible dialogue.

This course is designed to cover one of the most influential Muslim thinkers of our times, Fethullah Gulen, along with the civic transnational movement (influenced by his work and writings), which advocates for education; promotes intercultural and interfaith harmony; and delivers humanitarian aid and disaster relief.  A journey through the story of Gulen and the Hizmet Movement, this course will be an excellent introduction to Islam for both Muslim and non-Muslim audiences, since Gulen reinterprets Islam for the contemporary world.  The President of GMU, Doctor Gerald Grudzen, and a member of the Hizmet movement, Doctor Nihal Sahan, are co-instructors for this course, which will include several interactive Zoom sessions.

An introduction to peace studies surveying theory and philosophy of world religious leaders.
The theory and practice of nonviolence according to various religious philosophies
A survey of theory and practice in negotiation and mediation for religious leaders working for peace.
Designed to provide theoretical and practical experiences in the importance of incorporating the gender dimension in peace processes
This course will help participants develop an understanding of the main roots of violence and culminate in a student designed program to shift knowledge, attitudes and behaviors towards a culture of peace

This course will explore the implications for personal spirituality and peacebuilding based upon the life and writings of the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, S.J.


This is a site where Peace Studies mini Certificate students can upload their project.