Activism motivated by religion in regional peacebuilding processes

Activism motivated by religion in regional peacebuilding processes

Centre for the Study of Religion, Politics and Society in cooperation with the Center for Religious Studies of the Belgrade Open School, organized a one-day conference "Activism motivated by religion in regional peacebuilding processes" for priests, seminarians, religious teachers, NGO activists as well as students and graduates of the social sciences that are involved or have a desire to get involved in religiously motivated peace activism. The conference was held on Thursday, March 20th 2014.

The Conference was educational and practical, and participants had the opportunity to get informed about the concept of transitional justice, the participation of religion in the process of transitional justice in the world, and, also, hear a lecture about the regional processes of transitional justice in the Western Balkans.

Participants were addressed by Ivana Bartulovic on behalf of the Center for Religious Studies of the Belgrade Open School and dr Nikola Knezevic on behalf of the Centre for the Study of Religion, Politics and Society. Participants, also, talked with   Msc. Jovan Culibrk, Vicar Bishop of Ulpiana on “Dignity and reverence of victims from religious perspectives“. Sessions continued with the lectures and workshops led by Marijana Toma from the Humanitarian Law Center and Ph.D. Nikola Knezevic on the participation of religion in processes of transitional justice and reconciliation. In the end, Ivana Bartulovic led a workshop in which participants gave suggestions for religiously motivated activism.

Photo gallery from the Conference can be seen here.

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