The RCD Research Center will focus on aspects of gender in peace, conflict, and religion. Our research offers tools for a multifaceted understanding of religion in conflict and peace, theoretically and practically. The Center seeks research-based solutions for a better understanding of the role of religion in conflict and peace. This includes both constructive and critical approaches. A broad understanding of religion includes expertise in authoritative texts, practices, and ethical and doctrinal teachings of religious traditions. The perspective of lived religion highlights those aspects of religious traditions, which are beyond the formal and authoritative structures of religions. Gender issues are central in understanding critically the role of religions in both conflict and peace. Our aim is to combine gender studies, study of religion – including theology – and peace and conflict studies in a balanced way in order to create a truly interdisciplinary approach.
Religion, Conflict and Dialogue
Focus on Gender
Professor Elina Vuola: “The significance of religion should not be over- or underestimated”
The selectivity related to discourse on religion should be exposed in public, says Elina Vuola, professor of global Christianity and dialogue of...
International donations support the Religion, Conflict and Dialogue research unit at the University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki has received international donations from the Open Society Foundations and the William and Mary Greve Foundation. The...