Call for Applications: Religion and Mediation Course

The Religion and Mediation Course is a specialized training for mediators, peace practitioners, policy makers and others working to address violent political conflicts in contexts where religion has strong relevance. The goal of the course is for participants to deepen their understanding of the interplay between religion and politics in violent political conflicts.

Learning Goals
In an experience-oriented and interactive learning environment participants

  • Gain understanding of how religion matters when working on conflict
  • Acquire the tools for analyzing religion’s role in conflict
  • Become familiar with a variety of approaches to mediating and transforming conflicts with religious dimensions
  • Apply their learning to case studies of current conflicts with religious dimensions.

Timing and Application Details
The Religion and Mediation Course 2018 will be held from 26 – 31 August 2018 in Murten in Switzerland. Applications for the course are now open. Please note you will need a CV and a cover letter to apply. The deadline for applications is 27 March 2018.

The course is offered free of charge. However, participants are expected to cover their own transport and accommodation costs. A number of scholarships are available to cover the travel and accommodation costs of participants from non-OECD countries who could not otherwise afford to participate.

For more information on the course, have a look at the course flyer and visit