Training on Religion and Secularity in Conflict for Peacebuilding

Terms like ‘religion’ and ‘secularity’ are fluid and context-dependent. So, how can educators design effective courses for peace practitioners, policy makers and mediators on the role of these concepts in conflict? The "Training on Religion and Secularity in Conflict for Peacebuilding" report by the Center for Security Studies of ETH Zürich draws insights from a practitioner exchange and summarises good practices for course organizers and curriculum developers dealing with these themes. The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers was among the participants of the exchange.

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Around 20 participants working with training development on religion, peace and conflict, met in a practitioner exchange in the Hague, Netherlands, in May 2017. ETH Zurich, Centre for Security Studies, Al Amana International, and the University of Gronigen, Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain brought together a vibrant global group of professionals from training and curriculum developers to governmental actors. The participants shared ideas and formed collaborations to better meet the gaps in the trainings offered and available internationally.