Religion and Violence: Developing Research and Building Networks
Across every continent, policymakers, religious leaders, and scholars are discussing multiple aspects of the interrelationship between religion and violence with increasing regularity. More recently, there have been efforts to try and bring together voices addressing these questions in a collaborative spirit, as well as to enhance the quality of debate by developing more rigorous research into religion and violence.
Dr. Debora Tonelli shared aspects of her research, particularly on violence in the Bible and on violence in religious imagery, and discussing the work of the interdisciplinary research network she founded in Italy. Katherine Marshall, Drew Christiansen, S.J., and Leo Lefebure, S.J. then shared findings from their work in the field. Gerard Mannion introduced and moderated the seminar.