Religion and Conflict Transformation
Examples such as Northern Ireland, Indonesia, Iraq, Mali, Syria and Myanmar show that religion plays an important role in many violent conflicts around the world today. This course provides participants with practical knowledge about methods and tools of conflict transformation focusing on conflicts with a religious dimension as well as on the roles of different actors in these contexts. The course work will be interactive and focused on Myanmar, Nigeria and a case from the US which will be looked at in-depth.
In this course you will:
- gain an understanding of concepts and key terms regarding religion related to peace and conflict
- study how religions can drive conflict and promote peace
- explore conflicts with a religious dimension through case studies
- learn about approaches that address conflicts with a religious dimension and familiarize yourself with a conflict analysis tool designed for conflicts with religious dimensions
- look into the roles religiously motivated actors play in conflict areas
- become part of a network that deals critically with questions about religion, peace and conflict.
This course is designed for:
professionals who would like to learn more about religion as a factor in conflict
practitioners and academics interested in bridging their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge
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