4 – 7 July 2017
“Religion, Cooperation and Conflict in Diverse Societies”
University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Organised by the International Society for the Sociology of Religion and the University of Lausanne
Religion’s role in conflict has been the subject of recent media and academic scrutiny, while religion’s part in peace building has received comparatively less attention. This conference analyzes the multiple ways in which religion may contribute to fostering cooperation and conflict in diverse societies. Religion can be a source of tension and conflict just as it can be a resource for resolving societal tensions. And cooperation and conflict on a societal level may have important impacts on the emergence or diminishing of religious diversity and vitality.
Listen to the recordings of the keynote speakers of the 2017 ISSR conference