The media often reports about religiously motivated acts of violence. At the same time, throughout history, religions repeatedly contributed to peacebuilding. In the CAS Religion, Peace & Conflict you will reflect upon these ambivalences with experts from academia and practice, and look into concrete case studies and peacebuilding approaches relating to religion.
In this program you will:
- Learn about concrete methods of conflict analysis and discuss which roles religiously motivated actors play in conflict contexts;
- Get an overview of key terms and concepts regarding religion and explore ways in which religions can drive conflict and promote peace;
- Study conflicts with a religious dimension through case studies and learn about different peacebuilding approaches to transform these conflicts;
- Unpack contested notions such as „radicalization“ and „extremism”;
- Exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
Leading international scholars and experienced practitioners facilitate this program. Take a glance at some of the trainers of last year's program.
Faculty (among others):
- Angela Ullmann, Mediator and PhD Candidate, University of Berne
- Dr Nick Miszak, Afghanistan expert, swisspeace
- Dr Elizabeth Mesok, Associated Researcher and gender expert, swisspeace
- Prof Dr Laurent Goetschel, Political Science, University of Basel and Director, swisspeace
- Georgia Holmer, Senior Advisor for Anti-Terrorism Issues, OSCE (tbc)
- Robert Örell, Steering Committee member, Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) of the European Commission and Co-Chair, RAN EXIT (tbc)
Successful participants are awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies. This program can be taken as one module (11-12 ECTS) of the Diploma and Master of Advanced Studies in Civilian Peacebuilding offered by swisspeace and the University of Basel.
Apply by 31 August 2020.
For more information, please visit our website.
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