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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsReligion, Conflict and Peace

Religion, Conflict and Peace

14 - 18 August 2017

MA, PhD, Postdoc, Practitioners
Dr. Joram Tarusarira

250 (excluding housing)
500 (including housing)


The presence of religion in the public realm has become commonplace. Conflict and peace, at local, national and international level are two dimensions associated with religion that continue to be critiqued by both scholars and practitioners. However, many questions remain unanswered. This summer school will provide a platform for theoretical, comparative and practical reflections and discursive critique on religion, conflict and peace. It will interrogate how religion, conflict and peace are conceptualized and applied at local, national and international level. Thus, while considering politically inclined conflicts and violence at the levels of the nation-state, international state system, global governance institutions that dominate the media, this summer school is broad in its understanding of conflict. It will consider conflict and violence at the local, cultural and societal level as well as measures of its solution and prevention. It takes a socio-cultural and socio-political approach and aims to provide an opportunity for junior and senior scholars to:

  • Investigate the relationship between religion, conflict and peace from various disciplinary perspectives and through various case studies.
  • Interrogate how local, national and international conflicts are interwoven with religion, identity, ethnicity, and nationalism.
  • Examine the conflictual dynamics of religion and politics, gender, migration, peacebuilding, daily lives

Discuss the historical and contemporary trajectories and implications of religion in conflict and peace across various religious traditions and geographical countries and regions

Faculties involved
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Globalisation Studies Groningen
, UG
University of Goettingen

University of Ghent
University of Uppsala

Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain (UG)
Globalisation Studies Groningen

Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain (UG)
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