Jul 2016
Free Public Lecture – Julianne Funk – "Alternative Religious Responses to Ethnic Conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Faith-Based Peace and Reconciliation"

Religion is often accused of intolerance towards other religions and, consequently, religious diversity in a society is assumed to be a cause for crisis, instability, and even armed violence. Yet religious faith also serves as a basis of shared values and a motivator for reconciliation and mutual understanding for many believers. Using examples from post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, Julianne Funk (University of Zurich), will explore this dynamic according to her qualitative empirical research and a set of faith- based peacebuilding methods. Given current public opinion about Islam, this research is notable in......

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