Website focuses on music and peacemaking among Christians and Muslims
Fuller’s Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts is pleased to announce the launch of the [un]Common Sounds website at www.songsforpeaceproject.org
. The new website features a multimedia display of the three-year Luce Foundation/Brehm Center research project that explored the contribution of music and related arts in nurturing sustainable peacebuilding among Muslims and Christians.
“Music and the arts provide spaces to engage in perceiving imagined worlds of spirituality where people have opportunity to approach one another, to be more friendly and more brotherly,” says Roberta R. King, the project’s lead investigator and Fuller associate professor of communication and ethnomusicology.
Visitors to the [un]Common Sounds site can learn more about the Songs of Peace and Reconciliation Project, in which 21 Christian and Muslim scholar-musicians met for consultations in 2009 and 2010, first in Beirut, Lebanon, and then in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, to discuss the dynamics of peacebuilding through music and the arts.
The website offers photos, audio, and videos of four vibrant concerts that were specially organized for the occasions, as well as interviews and clips that offer more insight into the project. Further, visitors can interact with others in the Conversations section.