Dr. Rashied Omar
Research Scholar of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding, Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. M.A. and Ph.D. in Religious Studies, and M.A. in Peace Studies.
Omar’s research and teaching focus on the roots of religious violence and the potential of religion for constructive social engagement and interreligious peacebuilding. He is a co-author of Religion in Public Education: Options for a New South Africa (UCT Press, 1994), and a contributor to the Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding and to the Encyclopaedia of Islam and the Muslim World.
In addition to being a researcher and teacher, Omar serves as Imam at the Claremont Main Road Mosque in Cape Town; a trustee of the Healing of Memories Institute in South Africa; a member of the Interfaith Council for Ethics Education, Arigatou International, and an advisory board member for Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa.