• 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 CSRC Undergraduate Research Fellow

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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

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  • "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

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

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

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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

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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A new course at Arizona State University aims to empower students to become wiser and more effective interpreters of news about the intersection of religion and politics, as well as other hot-butto

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

A lot had changed in the 15 years since Earl Swift last set foot on Tangier Island, located in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay.