The new multidisciplinary research center Religion, Conflict and Dialogue focuses 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. Special emphasis is placed on gender issues, which 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
New Solutions to Global Conflicts
Operations of the Religion, Conflict and Dialogue research centre to expand
In August, Didem Abaday, a scholar of global Islam and Islamic feminism, and Teemu Pauha, a postdoctoral researcher specialised in the...
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...