CENTER OF THEOLOGICAL INQUIRY

Princeton, New Jersey

Call for Applications

Resident Seminars on Religion & Violence

Fall Seminar - August 20 to December 14, 2018

Spring Seminar - January 14 to May 17, 2019



The Center Invites Research Proposals on Religion & Violence from Theology & Religious Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, the Humanities & Social Sciences.The relationship between religion and violence is complex and contested, raising a range of theological and interdisciplinary questions for the seminar. How are both terms defined, related, and deployed across disciplines? Are theological beliefs norms for nonviolence or implicated in violence? What resources do different religions offer for ending violent conflict? How is the violence in religious texts, histories, media, or practices to be interpreted? How can we identify and engage with religious factors in conflict situations? Can religions counteract gender-based and domestic violence? What role do local religious communities or the arts and religion play in resolving violent conflict? How is trust built and reconciliation achieved in interreligious conflicts? Are assumptions about religion and violence changing in the theory and practice of diplomacy, human rights, pacifism, or warfare? Applicants will welcome the opportunity to think together on such questions as members of our seminar in Princeton.

Applications are now closed. 

Applicants for the 2018-2019 Resident Seminar on Religion & Violence will receive decisions on their applications by March 1, 2018. 


About the Center's Resident Seminars in Princeton, New Jersey

We convene resident seminars on global concerns. Members work in an ideal environment for thinking together on seminar questions. They enjoy adjacent offices, world-class libraries and rent-free furnished housing. They cover other costs, including living expenses, housing utilities, security deposit, and travel.