Programs for 2017-2018

CENTRE for DIALOGUE and COOPERATION among CIVILISATIONS

 

  1. Lectures on Civilisations

To bring together people of different religions and faiths to get more insights on reducing tensions across cultural divides that threaten stability and peace among and between societies and civilizations at the global, regional and local levels, as well as worldwide.

The lecture discusses civilization-related issues and invites highly selected participants from varied areas of expertise including diplomats, policy makers, politicians, academics, activists, corporate executives, journalists, religious leaders, youths and women groups. The keynote lecture will be delivered by internationally distinguished guest speakers.

  1. Public Discussion

To explore efforts by states, civil society, business, and other actors to build trust and respect among diverse communities – including among religions and faiths – in local, regional and international levels. Disseminating ideas of democracy and pluralism, and cross-cultural dialogue and Cooperation in the areas of media, youth, women, education and welfare will be of special interests.

This is a series of discussion on an actual or hotly-debated issues regarding society, culture, religion, politics, economy, art, philosophy and science that have a wide impact on national, regional or international relations. We will invite acknowledged scholars and public figures as the speakers, and invite both selected and public audience. The discussions of 50-60 participants will follow after the panel presentation by the invited speakers.

  1. Thematic Roundtable Discussion

To discuss up-to-date contemporary issues that influence sustainable justice and lasting peace within and among diverse communities especially in national arena, and exploring values of democracy as foundation for culture of peace and good governance. The results of Thematic Roundtable Discussion will be utilized to inform policy makers in improving policies and practices to promote just peace for diverse Indonesian communities and beyond.

 A limited number (20-30) of scholars, practitioners and experts in the fields relevant to themes being discussed in the Roundtable Discussion, will all serve equally as resource persons. Themes of discussions will address, in particular but not limited to, challenges of increasing cultural diversity and new identity problems,human rights, elimination of social ills such as rampant corruption, poverty, violent unrests, and other common problems faced by multicular communities, and strategies to mitigate these problems. The participants will be facilitated to engage into the work of the centre by ways of enriching its initiatives through providing ideas, insights and the necessary supports and resources. It is also an opportunity to foster exchanges and cooperation among the participants and their respective institutions.

 

  1. Interfaith Meetings

To facilitate contacts, interactions, dialogue and Cooperation among various diverse community groups who could otherwise hardly find opportunities to forge mutual trust, understanding and partnership in the realm of Indonesian fragmented society.

 The Centre’s office will host and facilitate conductive atmosphere for youths, women’s groups, activists, scholars, religious leaders and clerics to meet and collaborate for peacebuilding and peacemaking.

  1. International Conference

To discuss grand issues regarding development, democracy, modernization, human rights, peace, conflict and war, to foster dialogue and Cooperation among civilisations in order to build social justice, and forge harmony and peace across civilisations.

 The conference is convened on an annual and biannual basis, and invites speakers and audiences from various countries to discuss highly salient topics crucial for the development of peaceful regional, bilateral, and multilateral relations. World Peace Forum, World Interfaith Harmony Week, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Forum, Interfaith for Justice, and Indonesian Conference on Religions for Peace (ICRP) are the main conferences that the Centre organises with the supports of various partner institutions such as Muhammadiyah, Cheng Ho Mulµcultural Society, ICRP, Inter Religious Council, UN’s Alliance of Civilisation, and other organisations.

  1. Internaotinal Journal

The CDCC Journal seeks to facilitate the academic debate over civilisation topics, as well as to serve as a means of dialogue and Cooperation among civilisations.

The CDCC Journal will publish both scholarly articles and best practices case studies, revolving around the issues of conflict, violence, peace, dialogue of civilisations, development and democracy, human rights, humanitarian issues, education, and socio-economic empowerment that are instrumental in building sustainable peace.

 

  1. Newsletter (CDCC Updates)

  To publish in print core ideas and programs, which are conducted by the

Centre, to spread the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill across different groups and communities.

 The newsletter entitled CDCC Newsletter contains information about the latest activities run by the Centre. It is intended for international community.

  1. Website

To inform wider public without the limitation of geographical borders regarding core ideas and programs conducted by the Centre and its partners, aiming to raise awareness and concerns of Indonesian and international public regarding the need for dialogues and collaboration of civilisations for peacemaking and peacebuilding.

The website contains information about the profile of the Centre, programs and acvities it organises, and articles relevant to civilisation related issues.

  1. Book Publications

To document and publish proceedings of seminars and conferences organised by the Centre for wider public.

The books largely deal with civilisaon themes and are intended for national and international community. The writers can be an individual, a group working together, or a group of writers facilitated by editors. The books will be distributed in particular to public libraries, universities, governmental organisations, think tanks, civil society institutions and NGOs, both in Indonesia and abroad.

To advocate the groups involved in conflict, or the groups that have potential conflict, by disseminating peace thoughts, exemplars of the successful of conflict resolutions’ models, mediation and negotiations, and practical initiatives that correspond to related-issues of dialogue and Cooperation among civilisations.

This program will collaborate closely with governments, NGOs, and business groups locally and internationally to prevent and migate conflicts at local, regional and global level.

To develop ideas of networking at both theoretical and practical level for dialogue and collaboration initiatives between groups and stakeholders of civilisations who share mutual concerns in creating the world without prejudice, misconceptions, misunderstanding and misperceptions among civilisations.

This program is closely aligned to policy advocacy and conflict. Transformation program, to reaffirm that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace that needs to be implemented in practical level.

To advance studies on civilisations that will involve international researchers and fellows.

CDCC will collaborate with universities and think tanks worldwide to conduct research on civilisation-related issues. The research results will inform better practice of dialogue and Cooperation among groups and cultures, with common goals of creating the world a better, safer, and more peaceful place to live for all human beings.