The Religion, Conflict, and Peace program examines the intersection of religion with other cultural, social, and political factors in the generation and resolution of conflict. Activities include the production of critical case studies and the development of knowledge resources for government professionals.
The collection of case studies provides a resource for teachers, students, and policy professionals seeking a deeper understanding of religion's complex role in conflicts around the world. Each case looks at religion not in isolation but as it interacts with other domestic and international factors. The cases do not provide definitive answers. Rather, they are designed as resources for grappling with two key questions:
1) How important is religion in shaping outcomes?
2) When and how does religion exacerbate conflict or promote peace?
Read the Religion and Conflict case studies.