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Video series designed to debunk myths about religion and conflict

13 September 2017

The Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain (CRCPD) is celebrating its fifth anniversary. In honour of this event, from 13-15 September 2017 the CRCPD is organizing the conference ‘Reimagining difference. Being, thinking and practising beyond essentialism’. The 5th anniversary also marks the start of an eight-part ‘mythbusting’ video series, in which the Centre wants to debunk prejudices and assumptions about religion and conflict.

The Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain (CRCPD) is celebrating its fifth anniversary. In honour of this event, from 13-15 September 2017 the CRCPD is organizing the conference ‘Reimagining difference. Being, thinking and practising beyond essentialism’. The 5th anniversary also marks the start of an eight-part ‘mythbusting’ video series, in which the Centre wants to debunk prejudices and assumptions about religion and conflict.

Debunking myths about religion and conflict

The ‘Mythbusting religion and conflict’ video series will examine the truths and untruths concerning specific themes. In the first of the series, Dr Erin Wilson, Director of the CRCPD and Associate Professor of Religion and Politics, is interviewed by journalist Naomi O'Leary. The topic is religion and immigration. Is there a link between migration, crime and terrorism? Is migration bad for the economy? Why should refugees be given preference over economic migrants, and how can you differentiate between the two groups? Other episodes in the series will deal with Muslim youth, religion, the law and human rights, and religion and conflict.

‘Reimagining difference’ conference

On 13 September, the three-day conference ‘Reimagining difference. Being, thinking and practising beyond essentialism’ starts. ‘Being different’ will be a central theme in the discussions. How do different public domains, such as human rights, gender and sexuality, religion, migration and politics, view ‘being different’?

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