• 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

  • Meet Tracy Fessenden, our new director of strategic initiatives

    Meet Tracy Fessenden, our new director of strategic initiatives

    "The colleagues I’ll be joining at the CSRC are among those I most esteem in the world," says Fessenden, "Moving to the CSRC feels like coming home.” Learn more about Fessenden's work and new role.

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  • 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
  • Growing new ideas

    Growing new ideas

    Learn more about the innovative projects and possibilities we kickstart through our annual seed grant program

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  • Read our 2018 Annual Report

    Read our 2018 Annual Report

    Groundbreaking research projects, impactful student programs, and community education initiatives—take a look at what we've been up to over the last year.

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  • "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
  • Religion, Journalism, and Democracy: Strengthening Vital Institutions of Civil Society

    Religion, Journalism, and Democracy: Strengthening Vital Institutions of Civil Society

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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.

Celebrating 15 years of impact

From the urgent conflicts in the wake of 9/11 to the pressing issues today, the role of religion
in public life—in politics, culture, science, society, and global affairs—is undeniable.


Since our founding in 2003, the Center has been there to anticipate and address these challenges,
seeking solutions in a complex world.

We thank you for your support and invite you to join us as we
continue working to build the better world we all hope for
.

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What we've been up to:

Gaymon Bennett explores modernity’s role in contemporary religion and biotechnology. He says innovation requires soul work, which, in turn, requires one to embrace the shadow. 

Picture a shared dinner table as a venue for increasing awareness about the immigrant experience.