The Asian Education for Peace and Interfaith Congress – Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Nagasaki, Japan»


Hiroshima, Japan, the City of Peace is the ideal venue for the 2nd Asian Education for Peace and Interfaith Congress. With the theme Interfaith Dialogue: The Road to Peace, EPIC 2018 is an international, peer-reviewed congress will bring together a diverse cross-section of religions, cultures, communities and nations around the world.

To quote Dr Hans Küng, Professor of Ecumenical Theology and President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic:  “There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions.”

All submissions should address some aspect of religion or theology, as well as interaction and dialogical encounter within or between religious traditions.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the quota for presentations is filled. We welcome abstracts of 250 words in English by Friday, May 11, 2018 on any of the following themes:

  • Peace, Conflict and Human Rights
  • Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
  • Other Areas (please specify)


EPIC 2018 Abstract Submission

Who Should Attend

EPIC 2018 will be an ideal event for educators, academics, researchers, students, non-profit and non-governmental professionals, social workers and peace activists.

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Program Committee

  • Takayuki YamadaTakayuki Yamada
    Program Chair
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordMichael Sasaoka-Alvord
    Program Director
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Gary SmithGary Smith
    Technology Support
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Brian AndrewsBrian Andrews
    Program Coordinator
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org


Review and Editorial Committee

  • Alan Brady, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Anawat Bunnag, Ph.D., Faculty of Liberal Arts, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Harry Carley, M.A. ELT, M.A. Ed Tech., School of Humanities, Matsuyama University, Japan
  • Daniel Karanja, Ph.D., D.Min, Dept. of International Relations, St. Mary’s University, USA
  • Robert Kilpatrick, Director, Traidmission, New Zealand
  • James Harry Morris, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Bert Roebben, Institute of Catholic Theology, School of Humanities, Dortmund University, Germany