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Conflict Resolution Institute

Center for Conflict Engagement

The Center for Conflict Engagement

Religion & Conflict Symposium 2010

The CRI, with the Center for Sustainable Development and International Peace (CSDIP) co-hosted a symposium which brought scholars from around the world to discuss the role of religious leaders in the creation or cessation of violence in deeply divided societies. Dr. Rama Mani of the University of Oxford Centre for International Studies provided a keynote address on the role in which religion plays in both fueling conflict and creating sustaining peace. This meeting also included finalizing curricula from the Symposium as a foundation for a new specialization in religion and conflict management, and the intellectual, cultural, and geographic diversity of the scholars taking part in these discussions provided for stimulating debate about the intersections and efficacy of various fields involved in peacebuilding and conflict resolution.