Religion and Policy-making in Post-conflict Situations1

10 June 2008, 13:30 - 15:30

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane

Moderator: Stacey Gutkowski (University of Cambridge)

Find attached pdf files of the readings. They are:

Two chapters from Daniel Philpott's The Politics of Past Evil: Religion, Reconciliation and the Dilemmas of Transitional Justice (2006):
- Nicholas Wolsterschoff,  "The place of forgiveness in the actions of the state"
- Mark R. Amstutz, "Restorative justice, political forgiveness and the
possibility of political reconciliation"
- Yehudith Auerbach, "Forgiveness and Reconciliation: the Religious Dimension" (in Terrorism and Political Violence, 17:3, 2005)

The Wolterstorff piece is highly theoretical, with the other two providing more empirics to discuss.

Special Guest:  Dr Lili Nie (Tokyo Women's Christian University )  

All welcome. No registration required.


Part of the Post-Conflict & Post-Crisis Research Colloquium 

Over the next two academic years (2007-2009) the Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis Research Colloquium seeks to establish a number of regularly scheduled and publicised events, ranging from a visiting speaker programme to the extension of its smaller working subgroups (e.g. Religion and Conflict, and the Politics of Space). The group's activities over the first year (2007-2008) culminate in a major two-day interdisciplinary conference on The Culture of Reconstruction: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Aftermath of Crisis.