Religion and Conflict

 

Mark Amstutz, a professor at Wheaton College, assesses the possibility of forgiveness across different religious denominations.
R. Scott Appleby, John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Professor of History at University of Notre Dame, argues that the media has not paid attention to the conflict resolution potential of religion.
R. Scott Appleby, John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Professor of History at University of Notre Dame, describes the opening provided by 9/11 to religion and peacebuilding.
R. Scott Appleby describes the response of various US government agencies to the potential of religion as peacebuilding.
R. Scott Appleby describes a recent UN conference on religion and tolerance.
R. Scott Appleby reflects on the controversy surrounding Tariq Ramadan's efforts to enter the United States.
R. Scott Appleby describes how he got interested in the role of religion in peacebuilding.
R. Scott Appleby reflects on the appointment of Pope Benedict XVI.
Andrea Bartoli discusses the role that religious organizations in Mozambique have played in conflict resolution.
Jayne Docherty suggests in order to deal with extremism one must understand its underlying causes and the mechanisms that support it.
John Katunga of Nairobi Peace Initiative (NPI) describes how the organization got involved with religious organizations in generating dialogue to deal with ethnic conflict.
Angela Khaminwa emphasizes the flexibility of meanings of the concept "coexistence," ranging from the mimimalist (they aren't killing each other) to a maximalist definition where the groups are highly interdependent and appreciative of each others' identities.
Richard Rubensten talks about common misconceptions associated with terrorism. This in turn limits the possibilities for addressing the problem in an effective manner. suggests in order to deal with extremism one must understand its underlying causes and the mechanisms that support it.
Richard Rubenstein suggests that religion plays a special role in both the expression of conflict and its resolution.