Alternative religious responses to the ethnic crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Faith-based peace and reconciliation
Religion is often accused of intolerance towards other religions and, consequently, religious diversity in a society is assumed to be a cause for crisis, instability, and even armed violence. Yet religious faith also serves as a basis of shared values and a motivator for reconciliation and mutual understanding for many ‘believers’. Using examples from post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, Julianne Funk (University of Zurich), will explore this dynamic according to her qualitative empirical research, but also using a framework of religions’ four social functions in ethnic conflict (Jonathan Fox). Given our current affairs, this research has notably emphasized the work of Muslim peacemakers in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Date: 3 February 2016, 17:00 (Wednesday, 3rd week, Hilary 2016)
Venue: St Antony's College - North Site
Venue Details: Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Speaker: Julianne Funk (University of Zurich)
Organiser: Julie Adams (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
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Hosts: Adis Merdzanovic (St Antony’s College, Oxford), Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Part of: SEESOX
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Julie Adams