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Religion Matters.

On the Significance of Religion in Conflict and Reconciliation

Im Gespräch mit… / In Conversation with… PD Dr. Christine Schliesser 

Wednesday, 24th of March 2021


Online Conversational Round. This conversation will be held in English.

Link will be made available after registration.

For registration please e-mail fsp-kultur@uibk.ac.at  by no later than March 22, 2021. 

Portrait Christine Schliesser
Bild: Universität Stellenbosch




PD Dr. Christine Schliesser


 Religion Matters. On the Significance of Religion in Conflict and Reconciliation

While in past decades much of academic and public discourse has been influenced by Max Weber’s postulation of a “disenchantment of the world”, we recently witness a return to the question of religion and a renewed interest in the role of religion in the making of modern societies. Empirical studies support this trend and predict that the 21st century will be a religious one. This edition of “Im Gespräch mit… | In Conversation with…” focuses on the role of religion in conflict and reconciliation. Christine Schliesser, Senior Lecturer at Zurich University and Research Fellow in Historical Trauma and Transformation Studies at Stellenbosch University, will discuss not only the conflictive sides of religion, but shed light also on religion’s potent resources for conflict transformation and reconciliation. Her work on the impact of religious actors in post-genocide Rwanda’s quest for reconciliation serves to illustrate her research. In the discussion following Christine Schliesser’s key note, she will be joined by her two co-authors of their recent Routledge publication “On the Significance of Religion in Conflict and Conflict Resolution”, Pauline Kollontai from York St. John University, UK, and Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana from Georgetown University, USA. Both will supplement Christine Schliesser's Christian perspective with insights from a Jewish and Muslim point of view.


The Book On the Significance of Religion in Conflict and Conflict Resolution is Open Access under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/significance-religion-conflict-conflict-resolution-christine-schliesser-ayse-kadayifci-orellana-pauline-kollontai/e/10.4324/9781003002888 

Sublogo Research Area Cultural Encounters Cultural ConflictsSublogo Research Center Peace and Conflict

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