Religion in Conflict & Peacebuilding

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Peace Policy Oct 2012Photo: Matt Cashore

Religion is a key factor — for good and for ill — affecting security around the world, from Iraq and Iran to Pakistan and Israel-Palestine. It also plays a leading role in many other conflicts, including those in Congo, Sudan, and Colombia. Serious attention to religious actors and dynamics in world affairs is long overdue.

Posts in the October 2012 issue of Peace Policy:

Gerard F. Powers suggests ways for the U.S. to engage with global religious actors, who are often forces for peace and justice. Read »

Scott Appleby explains the role of religious leaders in supporting the new Framework Agreement in Mindanao, the Philippines. Read »

Sumanto Al Qurtuby provides a successful example of grassroots peace activism by religious women in Indonesia. Read »

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