• The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict

    The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict

    Advancing transdisciplinary research and education on the religious dynamics of conflict and peace

  • Survival, resilience and rediscovery

    Survival, resilience and rediscovery

    Read the inspirational story of Naruro Hassan, a former refugee from war-torn Somalia and Center Undergraduate Research Fellow

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  • Another year of impact

    Another year of impact

    Browse our 2019 Annual Report to see all that we've accomplished

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  • The relationship between religion, science and technology

    The relationship between religion, science and technology

    The Pew Research Center has reported that more and more people identify themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” How can this be explained in our highly scientific, technological society? Read more about our new $1.7M grant that will explore how we make sense of spirituality in the technoscientific age.

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  • Apocalyptic visions: telling the story of our climate future

    Apocalyptic visions: telling the story of our climate future

    Narratives can connect even the most disparate groups of people. Learn more about our public event with Earl Swift, acclaimed journalist and author, and religious studies professor, Tracy Fessenden, as they discussed American responses towards climate change

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  • Preparing students to enter a complex world

    Preparing students to enter a complex world

    New interdisciplinary course dives into the world of religion, politics and the media

    Read full storyBrowse our student programs
  • "I Felt Safe in America. Until El Paso."

    "I Felt Safe in America. Until El Paso."

    Faculty affiliate Fernanda Santos shares her perspectives on the tragedy in El Paso via The New York Times

    Read full storyLearn about Religion, Journalism and Democracy project
  • Peace Studies at ASU

    Peace Studies at ASU

    Studying humanity’s imagination of peace and efforts to construct peace across space and time

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  • Spirituality and Innovation

    Spirituality and Innovation

    Gaymon Bennett, Center faculty affiliate, breaks new ground on understanding the interaction of religion, science and technology

    Watch video on Bennett's researchRead "Silicon Valley's Original Sin" via Sojourners
  • "Syria’s Last Bastion of Freedom" by Anand Gopal

    "Syria’s Last Bastion of Freedom" by Anand Gopal

    Amid the brutal civil war, a town fought off the regime and the fundamentalists—and dared to hold an election. Can its experiment in democracy survive?

    Read Gopal's groundbreaking work

OUR MISSION:

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University advances multidisciplinary research and education on the religious dynamics of conflict and peace. By fostering exchange and collaboration, the Center creates networks—local, national, and global—that expand knowledge, deepen understanding, and promote wiser, more effective responses to some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Another year of impact

Ground-breaking research on religion's role in democracy, the media,
countering violent extremism, science and technology, and more.

Student programs that inspire new visions for peace.

Public scholarship and events that address today's most pressing issues.

Browse our 2019 Annual Report to see all that we've accomplished.

Read our 2019 Annual Report

 

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Naruro Hassan took a seat among 10 other undergraduate research fellows in John Carlson’s “Inquiry into Religion and Conflict” course one sweltering morning in August 2017, a student like all

Apocalypticism. Climate Change. Moral Capital. Refugees.

The Pew Research Center has reported that more and more people identify the

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 • 12:00noon • West Hall, Room 145 • ASU Tempe Campus