Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar
University of Notre Dame - Kroc Institute for Peace Studies
Research Scholar of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding, University of Notre Dame (USA) and Imam of the Claremont Main Road Masjid, Cape Town, South Africa
Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar is a Research Scholar of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA, and Imam of the Claremont Main Road Masjid in Cape Town, South Africa. His research and teaching focus on the roots of religious violence and the potential of religion for constructive social engagement and interreligious peacebuilding. He is co-author of “Religion in Public Education: Options for a New South Africa” (University of Cape Town, 1994), and serves as a trustee of the Healing of Memories Institute in South Africa.