Religious Peacebuilding Amidst Political Polarization: A U.S.-Northern Ireland Dialogue

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Location: Virtual Event

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Religious actors in the United States and Northern Ireland each face ongoing challenges of conflict and violence tied to political polarization. While the two cases present distinct dynamics and call for distinct responses, what lessons might be learned about how religion can be a force for peace, justice and reconciliation in deeply-polarized societies? 

Maria PowerFellow, Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford

Rev Dr John Dunlop, Former Moderator, Presbyterian Church in Ireland

John Carr, Co-director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University

Elizabeth Hume, Acting President, Alliance for Peacebuilding

Moderator: Gerard PowersDirector, Catholic Peacebuilding Studies and Coordinator, Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Sponsors:

  • Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford
  • Peace Studies Department, College of St Benedict and St John’s University
  • Catholic Peacebuilding Network
  • Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame

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