Upcoming Events

August 23, 2016 – Payap Presents: Deconstructing Just War Theory Presentation

August 24, 2016 – Payap Presents: Deconstructing Just War Theory Activity

September 21, 2016 – International Peace Day Celebration

September 27, 2016 – Payap Presents: Human Trafficking and the Culture of Silence – Lecture

September 28, 2016 – Payap Presents: Human Trafficking and the Culture of Silence – Activity

January 6-8, 2017 – Path to Peace International Film Festival

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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. Below is information about events that we have hosted as well as upcoming events.

News and Events

  • Tony Payap Presents Dr. Tony Waters on Bureaucratizing the Good Samaritan - On April 26th, Dr. Tony Waters shared from his book Bureaucratizing the Good Samaritan, recounting time spent working in refugee camps in Thailand as refugees flooded the borders from Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as time spent in Tanzania as refugees fled the violence erupting in Rwanda and Burundi. It was a great discussion about how governments and organizations respond Continue reading
  • 20160215_120414 Special Visit by Mennonite Partners in China -   On February 15th, IRCP welcomed a group of volunteers from the organization Mennonite Partners in China. This group works throughout China creating educational opportunities and spreading seeds of peace through the work that they do. It was a great opportunity to learn about their work as well as share about IRCP’s programs, particularly the PhD Continue reading
  • CharPrieto International Peace Seekers: The Lincoln Brigade with Char Prieto -   On January 20th, IRCP welcomed Dr. Char Prieto to share a lecture and discussion called International Peace Seekers: The US Lincoln Brigade Eighty Years After the Spanish Civil War. It was a great opportunity to learn about the Spanish Civil War conflict and how it led up to World War II. The Lincoln Brigade was Continue reading
  • Japanese.Thai Crossing Cultures at IRCP - At IRCP, we strive to build environments where different cultures come together and learn from one another. In October, IRCP and Southeast Asian Studies hosted a group of students that came from Kwansei Gakuin University to learn about ASEAN and Thai culture and share Japanese culture with Thai students and faculty from Payap. Kwansei and PYU Continue reading


Resources for Peace Studies

Below are some resources that will help you deepen your knowledge and understanding of peace and how to pursue it.

.         IRCP Program Information (Printable Brochure)
.         PhD in Peacebuilding Program Information (Printable Brochure)
.         Peacemakers Trust
.         University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Peace Studies
          Peace Resources Project
          Eastern Mennonite University Peace Studies
          Association for Conflict Resolution 
          Global Nonviolent Action Database
          Scarboro Missions Interfaith Dialogue
          International Peace Research Association Foundation
          Conflict Resolution Information Source
          Peace Justice Studies
          Peace One Day
          Informal Northern Thai Group – Chiang Mai