Institute of Religion, Culture & Peace

The Institute of Religion, Culture and Peace is located at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It supports the PhD in Peace Studies program as well as regular events geared toward reaching understanding across cultural and religious lines through interfaith transformational dialogue. The list below has information about upcoming events that we will be hosting.

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  • payappresents2 IRCP Payap Presents 18 August - On August 18th, Jon Rudy came from Elizabethtown College where he serves as resident peace maker, to lead a series of programs at the Institute of Religion, Culture and Peace. He began with a presentation on peacebuilding 101 in Dr. Mark Tamthai’s course Human Rights and Conflict Analysis. Dr. Joseph Manickam organized a trip to Continue reading
  • HS_workshop3 Human Security and Peacebuilding workshop - Peace Maker in Residence at Elizabethtown College, Jon Rudy, led a workshop on Human Security and Peacebuilding on Aug 22, 2016. In this workshop Mr. Rudy covered elements of security: national and state and discussed how these structures interact with human being’s sense of emotional and physical security. During the workshop we discussed the factors Continue reading
  • blueDayofPeace International Day of Peace 2016 - International Day of Peace 2016 Sept. 21, 2016 The IRCP is hosting 2 events: 1. Peacebuilding workshop from 1-5pm (Pentecost Building) 2. Peace Day Concert from 6-8:30pm (Judges Auditorium) Contact for tickets Cost: 200THB Peacebuilding Workshop: This workshop will explore the roots of the UN’s International Peace Day and the significance of this day Continue reading
  • SEASCgroupAug2016 Southeast Asian Studies August 2016 - Southeast Asian Studies August 2016 Dr. Joe Manickam, Director of the Institute of Religion, Culture, and Peace, welcomed Professor Liew from Honghe University in China with 26 students and Professor Tam Mito from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan with 12 students. These groups came as participants in the Thai and Southeast Asian Studies Program.For more Continue reading
  • filmfestival_slideshowPics3 P2P – Path to Peace Film Festival Coming Soon! - The Path 2 Peace International Film Festival is coming this next January. The submission deadline for films is 25 October 2016. The festival will highlight films from the last couple of years that focus on seeking peace and mutual understanding. Click the link/banner above to learn the dates, location, and the process for submitting your film!