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Conference “Bridge-building Leadership in a Polarizing World”

October 8, 2021 9:00 am - October 9, 2021 1:00 pm


What kind of leadership does it take to build bridges between disparate groups to be able to peacefully contribute to a common good life?  This conference seeks to contribute to a common good life by contributing insights and practices for leaders who wish to build bridges between different groups and individuals. Bridgebuilding leadership takes many shapes because the need for this type of leadership is urgent in so many different contexts across this world. What kind of leadership is needed in different contexts? How have some leaders built bridges and what can we learn from them? These are the questions which are central to this conference.

There will be three keynote speakers who are, each in their own way, involved in a context of sharp conflict and a dire need for bridge-building leadership. These are Christelle Kalhoulé, Director West Africa for Children Believe, Oded Adomi Leshem, Research Associate at the Psychology of Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation Lab housed at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Simon Ririhena, rector at the Institute for Intercontextual Theology and head of the Center for Non-Western Theologies at Foundation Academy Amsterdam.



The conference will take place on campus but can also be attended online (with reduced fee). Please register following this link. Upon registration more information will be send in due time.

More information on this conference is available at https://www.etf-ilse.org/conferences/upcoming-conference-bridge-building-leadership-in-a-polarizing-world-october-8-9-2021/


October 8, 2021 9:00 am
October 9, 2021 1:00 pm
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Evangelische Theologische Faculteit
St. Jansbergsesteenweg 97
Leuven, 3001 Belgium
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