Religion: 
Christianity
Nationality: 
Australia
Gender: 
Male

Location of Activities

Country: 
Australia
Regions: 
Oceania (A&NZ)
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Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University

Chair, Board of Trustees, A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY)
Advisory Board, Baraza e.V.
Founder, G20 Interfaith Forum

Brian J. Adams is the Director of the Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue at Griffith University. Holder of a Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science, and two Master degrees in Community Development and Conflict Resolution, Adams focuses on the promotion of interreligious, intercultural, and inter-organizational respect and understanding. A former Rotary Peace Fellow, and a specialist in mediation, conflict management and dialogue facilitation, Adams has more than twenty years’ worth of experience in Africa, Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region. His skills and training and his fluency in English, French and Swahili offer a compelling international perspective to Intercultural Dialogue, strengthen its application to international challenges, and push for its expansion to marginalized groups in troubled regions of the globe and in Australia.

Main Publications: 

1.) Adams, Brian.“Where Would the Constitutional Space Be Located?: FoRB Efforts In Partnership with Interfaith Dialogue.” In Freedom of Religion or Belief: Creating the constitutional space for other fundamental freedoms. Michael Quinlan, Ian Benson, Keith Thompson (eds.). Forthcoming 2019.

2.) Adams, Brianand F. Carmignani, F. and B. Adams. “A Wealth of Dialogue: The impact of interfaith dialogue on economic development.” Machinery of Government Blog. February 19, 2016. (https://medium.com/the-machinery-of-government/a-wealth-of-dialogue-522e...)

3.) Adams, Brian. “Respect Through Understanding.” In America’s “Jihad”, edited by Dan Sockle. CreateSpace, 2015. 

4.) Adams, Brian. “Violent Extremism and the Value of Interfaith Dialogue” Machinery of Government Blog. February 24, 2015. (https://medium.com/the-machinery-of-government/violent-extremism-and-the...)

5.) Adams, Brian. “Countering Community Division: A Whole-of-Community Policy Framework” Machinery of Government Blog. September 14, 2015. (https://medium.com/the-machinery-of-government/countering-community-divi...)

6.) Adams, Brian. “Mission and Interreligious Dialogue: A Deliberative Democratic Framework.” In Mission in World Religions: A Comparative Introduction, edited by Aaron Ghiloni. Peter Lang Publishing, 2014. 

7.) Adams, Brian. “Is Real Respect Possible?” Peace & Collaborative Development Network Blog. January 31, 2014. (http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/profiles/blogs/is-real-resp...)

8.) Adams, Brian. “Rudd’s Interfaith Vision Needs Secularists”. The Red Couch Blog. November 19, 2013. (http://app.griffith.edu.au/news/2013/11/19/rudds-interfaith-vision-needs...)

9.) Adams, Brian. “Understanding Through Dialogue, Not Debate”. The Red Couch Blog. May 22, 2013. (http://app.griffith.edu.au/news/2013/05/22/understanding-through-dialogu...)

10.) Adams, Brian. “ADR Process Typology: Decisionmaking and Difference”. Dialogue8(1), 2010. 

11.) Adams, Brian. “Not all differences are alike!: Mediating across Cultural Differences” In From Conflict to Peace: What Lessons Might We Learn from Episodes of Successful Resolution of Conflict?Rotary Centers Monograph Series, vol. 2. M. Hanson (ed.) Evanston, Illinois: The Rotary Foundation, 2007. 

Areas of Actions: 
Interreligious DialogueFreedom of Religion or BeliefPeace and Reconciliation
Forms of Actions: 
Educational ProgrammesInformation DistributionResearch