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McGill-Concordia CREOR Colloquium on Religion and Violence

The “Religion and Violence: Sources, History and the Contemporary World” Colloquium seeks to re-examine the relationship between religion and violence in the contemporary world through connecting scholars from a wide range of disciplines and religious traditions. As a joint venture between the Center for Research on Religion (McGill University) and the Department of Theological Studies (Concordia University), this colloquium will gather together an international and interdisciplinary collective of researchers, to engage in targeted and substantive discussions concerning the methodological approach to religion and violence and the understanding between secular and religious forms of violence. 

Scholarly connectivity is the central aim of our collective effort and will happen on several different planes. The workshop component of the colloquium will bring together the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (Concordia University), le Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux et la radicalisation (Cégep Édouard-Montpetit) and le Centre de prévention de la radicalisation menant à la violence (Ville de Montréal) in discussion with scholars and policy makers. The conference component will contribute to an international exchange of original research between emerging and established researchers. The entire event strives to connect the greater public with intellectuals of the university community.

The “Religion and Violence: Sources, History and the Contemporary World” colloquium will be held at McGill and Concordia Universities from 17-20 April 2018. The colloquium will consist 17 scholars as well as some 60 graduate students who will exchange original research in a variety of formats (papers, fishbowl sessions, workshops, and discussions).

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This event is funded by SSHRC, Public Safety Canada, CREOR, McGill’s School of Religion, Concordia’s Department of Theological Studies, McGill’s Faculty of Law, McGill’s Dean of Arts Development Fund, The Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia, Concordia’s School of Graduate Studies, Concordia’s Council on Student Life, and PGSS.

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