Religion and Conflict is a course that is currently being offered online on FutureLearn. In this course, you will gain an understanding of the role that religion plays in both, conflict and peace building in the modern world. This course will cover different topics such as the history of conflict and religion; the links that exist between religion and conflict in the modern day; the failure of the Cold War, nation states and globalization; different cases surrounding conflict and religion; and the links which can be found between peace building and religion.
By the end of this course, you will be able to describe the historical development as well as the development of the definitions of religion; access the modern day conflicts framed in the present day in their socio-cultural, historical and political contexts; identify the core texts when it comes to religion and conflict; explore critical reading skills for analyzing complex texts. It is designed for undergraduate learners.