Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Religion and Conflict

University of Groningen

This online course helped students to understand and analyse the role of religion in conflicts and peacebuilding in present-day societies.

6 weeks, 4 hours per week

Prof. Dr. Marjo Buitelaar

Professor of Contemporary Islam and Methodology of Qualitative Social-Science Research

University of Groningen


Learning outcomes

  • Describe the historical development of definitions of religion
  • Identify the various factors that contribute to religiously framed conflicts
  • Assess present-day religiously framed conflicts in their historical, socio-cultural and political contexts
  • Identify core texts in the study of religion and conflict
  • Critical reading skills for analysing complex scholarly texts
  • Explain complex ideas to a general audience


  • Definitions and history of religion and conflict.
  • Links between religion and conflict.
  • Failure of nation states, the Cold War and globalisation.
  • Cases on religion and conflict.
  • Religion and peacebuilding.

Issued on 8th July 2020

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Free online course:

Religion and Conflict

University of Groningen