Aurangzeb Haneef is a religious scholar and teacher in the
Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Lahore University of
Management Sciences in Pakistan. He completed a Masters of
Theological Studies at Harvard University. Earlier, at two universities in
Austria and Spain he completed an International Master in Peace, Conflict
and Development Studies with a focus on Religion/Islam and Peace building.
Aurangzeb is interested in Religion and Peace building,
especially from an Islamic perspective. In this dialog and interview, we
talked about the role of empathy as being foundational to peace building.
In Pakistan there is great polarization between the conservative and
liberal social factions and they are not talking to each other with
empathy. Aurangzeb sees empathy as being central to the peace building
process and he works to create dialog between the different social
factions in his classes.
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