International law and time-honored ethical traditions prohibit the targeting of civilians in wars. Yet in most recent conflicts, more civilians — women, children, elderly people, and noncombatant men — have been killed than soldiers.
Online materials for university classes on Islam, peace studies, and terrorism are freely available through Notre Dame’s OpenCourseWare initiative.
The concept of reconciliation, with its deep roots in many religious faiths, offers fertile ground for scholarly research and rich resources for peacebuilding, says Daniel Philpott.
New posts in Kroc's online policy journal call for greater U.S. engagement with religious parties, movements, and leaders.