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Research Centre for Religious Studies Research Centres Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalization Organisation


The Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalization engages in cutting-edge research, policy advice and analysis that seeks to develop alternative conceptual and practical approaches to understanding "religion" and its relationship with politics and society.

Our researchers explore religion's entanglement with issues related to migration, urbanization, gender and sexuality, development, human rights (especially Freedom of Religion or Belief), conflict resolution and peacebuilding, religion and politics across multiple geographical, cultural, political, economic and historical contexts.

Utilizing multidisciplinary approaches that draw on International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Law, Religious Studies, Theology and Social and Political Science, our researchers and fellows conduct theoretically innovative research and provide consultation and advice for policymakers at various different levels of government and for civil society organisations.

The MA Programme Religion Conflict and Globalization offered by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies is connected to the Centre. Our researchers teach various courses in it.

The Centre hosts regular seminars, webinars and master classes from visiting scholars, workshops and policy meetings and provides analysis on current events through our blog, The Religion Factor.

Director: Dr. Julia Martínez-Ariño

Last modified:01 June 2023 2.10 p.m.