Jan 2011 – Jan 2013
The complex relationship between religion, conflict and peacebuilding calls for a comprehensive reserach agenda. In 2012 we will organise 7 public seminars on this topic- with the aim of stimulating debate and further research.
When is terrorism "religious"? Are "religious terrorist" more likely to be indiscriminate and intrasigent? How does adopting the term "religious terrorism" impact on policy?
This seminar was organised as part of a 2012-seminar series on scrutinizing the role on religion in conflict and peacebuilding. Dr Jeroen Gunning (Durham Univeristy) discusses the vality of a clear distincition between the secular and the religious, and the implications our use of these concepts have in understanding terrorism. Jacob Høigilt (FAFO) provides comments to the talk. Greg Reichberg (PRIO) chairs the event.
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What is the scourge of religious violence in today's world? How can religious war be understood? Are conflicts involving a religious dimension particularly horrid; and how can religious conflict be solved?
For this seminar we invited two world leading scholars on the religion-conflict nexus to shed light on these questions. They gave an overview of key patterns and processes linking religion with violent conflict in today's world, and discussed what it takes to end such conflicts.
To watch the seminar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrX6lVrpuXY