Day of Nonviolence Webinar

October 2, 2022 – October 4, 2022

The International Center for Religion & Diplomacy is hosting a three-day webinar to celebrate the International Day of Nonviolence (Oct 2)

The virtual event will place on Zoom and hosted a lineup of speakers, ranging from industry professionals, grassroots advocates, religious leaders, academics, and more! Speakers discussed topics of nonviolence, tolerance, and peacebuilding.

Sunday, October 2, 2022: 1 pm – 3:30 pm ET
Monday, October 3, 2022: 9 am – 12 pm ET
Tuesday, October 4, 2022: 9 am– 12 pm ET

The Webinar included interactive activities and breakout sessions to encourage collaboration and innovation across fields and disciplines in order to advance nonviolence efforts when addressing conflict. 


Day of Nonviolence Webinar Program


James Patton, President & CEO, ICRD

Opening Remarks

Sunday, Oct 2, 1-1:30pm

Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, Founder & Director, Rethinking Conflict

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 1:30-2:00 pm

Paul Turner, President & Executive Director, Fund for Peace

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022, 2:00-2:30 pm

Audrey Kitagawa, President & Founder, International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation, ICRD Board Member

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022, 2:30-3:00 pm

Dr. Brian Grim, President, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

Monday, Oct 3, 2022, 9:30-10:00 am

Mohammed Abu Asaker, Senior Partnerships and Philanthropy Officer, (Islamic Philanthropy)

& Wendy Pius, Islamic Philanthropy Senior Assistant, UNHCR

Monday, Oct 3, 2022, 10-10:30 am

Mridul Upadhyay, Co-founder & Chief Advisor, Youth for Peace International

Monday, Oct 3, 2022, 10:30-11:00 am

Dr. Asna Husin, Professor, Ar-Raniry State Islamic University Darussalam

Monday, Oct 3, 2022, 11:00-11:30 am

Venerable Napan, Director, Institute of Buddhist Management for Happiness and Peace (IBHAP)

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022, 9:30-10:00 am

Friar Ivo Markovic, Founder, Interfaith Pontanima choir in Sarajevo

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022, 10:00-10:30 am

Anna Zaros, Director of Organizational Advancement, Nonviolent Peaceforce

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022, 10:30-11:00 am

Rev. Dr. Nathan Hosler, Director, Office of Peacebuilding and Policy, Church of the Brethren

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022, 11:00-11:30 am