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Violence Committed in the Name of Religion. Phenomena, root-causes and practical responses.


University of Oslo


About the course

The target group is primarily PhD candidates and professionals interested in this topic. This course, organized by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, tackles from a multi-disciplinary perspectives questions like:

  • What is the actual role of religion in such violent acts? Do certain religions, e.g. the monotheistic religions, display an inherent propensity towards violence, possibly originating from their dogmas, superiority claims and foundational scriptures? Or are acts of violence always “political” in nature?

  • Do political and other Entrepreneurs of violence merely “abuse” religion for justifying acts of aggression whose real causes lie elsewhere? If so, however, how can politicians utilize religion to whip up aggression without receiving some support from within the respective religious communities themselves?

For more information see the draft programme
 

Course fee
Course participants will be charged a 3,500 NOK (Norwegian kroner) fee.


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Course organizer
Professor Gentian Zyberi, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
Place/Venue
Cort Adelers gate 30
Seminar Room Asbjørn Eide
City
Oslo
Country
Norway
Workload
3 ECTS
Link
http://www.jus.uio.no/smr/english/about/curre...