School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
‘Religion, Reconciliation and the EuroRare Project’
Tuesday Jan 31, 2012, 17:00 – 19:00
Speaker: Prof. Martin Leiner (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena / Germany)
Prof. Martin Leiner is Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. He is the Director of the EURORARE Project on ‘Religions as Agents of Reconciliation?’
EURORARE is a collaborative social science and humanities research project.
One of our future challenges is to create a comprehensive understanding of actions with religious justifications. This raises crucial questions: How do religions contribute to violence and/or reconciliation? Do they have an impact at all? In the last decade there has been increased focus on the destabilizing impact of religiously based thinking and acting. Academic research and media portrayals of religion have emphasised its violent manifestations. Much less attention has been paid to the peaceful side of religion in reconciliation processes during or in the aftermath of a conflict.
EuroRARE will explore these questions by analysing the connections between religious traditions, religiously justified actions, violence and/or reconciliation. Its scientific aim is to develop a framework for a better understanding of the role of religion in conflicts and post-conflict societies.
For futher information, see: http://www.religion-and-reconciliation.eu