Religion and Violence: Sources, History and Contemporary World


Birks Building 3520 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7, CA

The Religion and Violence colloquium is pleased to announce that we will be hosting three keynote lectures. These events are open to the public and more details are forthcoming.

April 17th, 2018

William T. Cavanaugh is professor of Catholic studies and director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University. His research focuses on the Catholic Church’s encounter with social, political and economic realities. His work addresses themes of the Church’s social and political presence in situations of violence and economic injustice. His major publications include The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Field Hospital: The Church’s Engagement With a Wounded World ( Eerdmans Publishing, 2016). (Website)

April 18th, 2018

Mark Juergensmeyer is professor of global studies,professor of sociology, Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair of Global and Sikh Studies, and affiliate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics, and has published more than two hundred articles and twenty books, including Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence (University of California Press, fourth ed. 2017)  and the co-authored God in the Tumult of the Global Square: Religion in Global Civil Society (University of California Press, 2015; co-authored with Dinah Griego and John Soboslai). (Website)

April 19th, 2018

Farhad Khosrokhavar is Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His main fields of study are the Iranian society after the Islamic Revolution and Islam, in particular its radical forms in Europe and the Middle East. He is the author of The New Arab Revolutions that Shook the World (Paradigm, 2012) and Suicide Bombers (Pluto, 2005). (Website)

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