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Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Religion, Peace & Conflict

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The media often reports about religiously motivated acts of violence. At the same time, throughout history, religions repeatedly contributed to peacebuilding. In the CAS Religion, Peace & Conflict you will reflect upon these ambivalences with experts from academia and practice and look into concrete case studies and peacebuilding approaches relating to religion.


In this program you will:

Learn about concrete methods of conflict analysis and discuss which roles religiously motivated actors play in conflict contexts;
Get an overview of key terms and concepts regarding religion and explore ways in which religions can drive conflict and promote peace;
Study conflicts with a religious dimension through case studies and learn about different peacebuilding approaches to transform these conflicts;
Unpack contested notions such as „radicalization“ and „extremism”;
Exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.


The course is designed for practitioners and academics interested in bridging their experiences with academic insights and practical knowledge on Peacebuilding Methodologies.

Kasernenhof 8 4058 Basel Switzerland

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  • Conflict transformation
  • Culture and identity
  • Diplomacy
  • Gender / Gender mainstreaming
  • Human rights (in conflict)
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Conflict analysis
  • Conflict management & conflict resolution
  • Conflict prevention
  • Institutional development / capacity building
  • Mediation & negotiation
  • Peace education
  • Peacebuilding
  • Policing
  • Rule of law
  • Transitional justice
  • Crisis management
  • Designing peacebuilding & prevention programming
  • Cultural awareness & communication
  • Countering violent extremism
Languages English
Evaluation Thesis
Target Audience
  • Military
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Policy makers
  • Civil servants in governments
  • General public
  • Local authorities
  • Media
  • NGO staff
  • Women
  • Other
  • Lecture
  • Group Work and Collaborative Problem-Solving
  • Case Study
  • Role-play
  • Not available
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies
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