Call for Papers: Tangaza Annual Conference on Sustainable Peace and Security in Africa

The discourse of religion as a contributor to peace and security is continuously being contested in the sub-Saharan Africa. The Tangaza Annual Conference aims at showcasing and harnessing practical peace building efforts that are taking place across the continent, and bring them into academic discourse to contribute widely to the transformative approach of religion, peace and security in Africa.

The significance of the conference is based on the complex conflict reality within the African continent. The need for sustainable peace and security is ever urgent. From history, religious actors have great potential to influence changes in the society.

Scholars and practitioners across inter-religious and intra-religious disciplines are invited to submit their abstracts addressing the above concern. The following sub themes have been identified for papers and presentations:

  1. Inter-religious dialogue and engagement for peace and security
  2. Decoding religious insurgence, violence and extremism
  3. Religion, governance and political processes
  4. Religion as a force for peace, justice and reconciliation

The deadline for papers is the 30th of January.

For more information, see the submission guidelines. To read more about the conference see the Concept Paper, contact or visit