Fostering Youth Resilience to Counteract Extremism: Grassroots Experience from Philadelphia to Lebanon


Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Temple University Kiva Auditorium (Ritter Hall Annex, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue - entrance on Cecil B. Moore just west of 13th)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

The Dialogue Institute is hosting a free* lecture and discussion with Dr. Ziad Fahed, “Fostering Youth Resilience to Counteract Extremism: Grassroots Experience from Philadelphia to Lebanon,” .

Dr. Fahed is Dean of Students and Professor at Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon, and Founder and President of Dialogue for Life and Reconciliation in Beirut, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization promoting interfaith dialogue and building bridges between different communities (details at

He is also a Fulbright scholar alumnus, and in that context participated in a three-week program on religious pluralism hosted and facilitated by the Dialogue Institute in 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the International Association of Sociology of Religion, the International Society for the Sociology of Religion and the Justice and Charity Movement, whose main mission is to study the social doctrine of the Church in the Middle East, as well as several NGOs working on sectarianism.

The Dialogue Institute, founded in 1978, teaches religious, civic and academic leaders around the world the skills of respectful dialogue and critical thinking, empowering them to build and sustain transformative relationships across lines of religion and culture. It provides resources and creates networks for intra-and inter-religious scholarship and action that value difference and foster human dignity. More info at


* the event is free but donations (at the door or online at are much appreciated to support the ongoing work of the Dialogue Institute ____________________________ 

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