Religious actors in the United States and Northern Ireland each face ongoing challenges of conflict and violence tied to political polarization. While the two cases present distinct dynamics and call for distinct responses, what lessons might be learned about how religion can be a force for peace, justice and reconciliation in deeply-polarized societies?
Maria Power, Fellow, Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford
Rev Dr John Dunlop, Former Moderator, Presbyterian Church in Ireland
John Carr, Co-director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University
Elizabeth Hume, Acting President, Alliance for Peacebuilding
Moderator: Gerard Powers, Director, Catholic Peacebuilding Studies and Coordinator, Catholic Peacebuilding Network
- Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford
- Peace Studies Department, College of St Benedict and St John’s University
- Catholic Peacebuilding Network
- Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
Originally published at kroc.nd.edu.