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    • Female Genital Cutting: Cultural, Religious, and Human Rights Dimensions of a Complex Development Issue 

      Unknown author (2012-03-15)
      A common practice in many African and Middle Eastern communities, female genital cutting (FGC), also commonly referred to as female genital mutilation or female circumcision, outrages many outside observers. It is a prominent ...
    • Uganda: Religiously-Inspired Insurgency 

      Unknown author (2013-08-01)
      This case study examines the different roles that faith has played in inspiring, exacerbating, and ameliorating the uprising of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) against the Ugandan government. The core text of the case ...
    • Sri Lanka: Civil War Along Ethno-religious Lines 

      Unknown author (2013-08-01)
      This case study addresses the underlying ethnic and religious tensions behind the Sri Lankan Civil War (1983-2009), a conflict led by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) on behalf of the Hindu Tamil minority against ...
    • The Philippines: Religious Conflict Resolution on Mindanao 

      Unknown author (2013-08-01)
      This case study explores the over 40-year conflict between Muslim separatists and the government of the Christian-majority Philippines on the country’s southern island of Mindanao, placing particular focus on the peacebuilding ...
    • Mozambique: Religious Peacebuilders Broker End to Civil War 

      Unknown author (2013-08-01)
      This case study investigates an intriguing instance of religion being used to settle a nonreligious conflict, in which the Catholic lay Community of Sant’Egidio brokered an end to the civil war in Mozambique (1975-1990). ...
    • South Africa: Religion and Democratic Transition 

      Unknown author (2013-08-10)
      This case study reviews the religious groups and individuals involved in the creation, perpetuation, resistance to, and eventual transition away from the apartheid government of South Africa, which featured the rule of the ...
    • Sudan: Race and Religion in Civil War 

      Unknown author (2013-08-27)
      This case study explores the background and bases for Sudan’s two civil wars (1955-1972 and 1983-2005), which pitted the powerful Muslim Arabs in the North against the Christian and indigenous Black Africans of the South. ...
    • Kashmir: Religious Diversity Becomes Religious Militancy 

      Unknown author (2013-08-29)
      This case study explores the shift away from interreligious harmony and toward sectarian strife in Kashmiri society, particularly over the last three decades, and how religious antagonisms have played into both local ...
    • Mexico: Persecution of Religious Minorities 

      Unknown author (2013-08-30)
      Mexico and the resulting sectarian hostilities from the 1960s through the 1990s, with particular attention paid to the Chiapas locality of San Juan Chamula, where the worst violence and anti-Protestant oppression occurred. ...
    • Iraq: Buttressing Peace with the Iraqi Inter-Religious Congress 

      Unknown author (2013-08-30)
      This case study shines a light on the sectarian violence that overtook Iraq after the 2003 US-led invasion that overthrew Saddam Hussein, and how religious leaders gradually gained recognition as resources for the promotion ...
    • Northern Ireland: Religion in War and Peace 

      Unknown author (2013-09-03)
      This case study examines the complex and multifaceted role of religion in the conflict in Northern Ireland between Catholic nationalists and Protestant unionists. The core text of the case study looks at the struggle through ...
    • Nigeria: Rivalries Split Along Ethno-Religious Lines 

      Unknown author (2013-09-03)
      This case study explores the recurring violence in Nigeria between ethnic and religious partisans of the Muslim-majority North and Christian-majority South, particularly as witnessed in Plateau State, centrally located ...
    • Angola and Mozambique: Healing and Social Integration 

      Unknown author (2013-09-10)
      This case study takes a side-by-side look at the long civil wars in both Angola and Mozambique, and the ways in which religious beliefs and rituals—particularly of indigenous faiths—helped individuals and communities cope ...
    • Colombia: Religious Actors Inspiring Reconciliation 

      Unknown author (2013-09-15)
      This case study explores the complex ways that religious forces have both legitimized and sought to resolve the decades-long conflict in Colombia between the government and various guerrilla and paramilitary organizations, ...
    • Iran: Religious Elements of the 1979 Islamic Revolution 

      Unknown author (2013-09-30)
      This case study investigates the social, economic, and political dynamics of 1970s Iran that led the Iranian people to accept, and then maintain, religion as the basis of a new political system after deposing Mohammad Reza ...
    • South Africa: The Religious Foundations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 

      Unknown author (2013-09-30)
      This case study explores the religious underpinnings of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a governmental body established to facilitate the peaceful transition from the apartheid government to a truly ...
    • Afghanistan: International Religious Freedom and US Foreign Policy 

      Unknown author (2013-09-30)
      This case study addresses the US push for government protection of religious freedom in Afghanistan and the challenges the concept has faced in Afghan society. In addition to providing an overview of the country’s recent ...
    • Bosnia: Ethno-Religious Nationalisms in Conflict 

      Unknown author (2013-10-01)
      This case study examines the ethnoreligious hostilities that plunged Bosnia and Herzegovina into a civil war (1992-1995) between Catholic Croats, Orthodox Serbs, and Muslim Bosniaks after the breakup of the former communist ...
    • Lebanon: The Persistence of Sectarian Conflict 

      Unknown author (2013-10-05)
      This case study examines the sectarian hostilities between and among Christians, Sunni Muslims, Shi’a Muslims, and Druze that have characterized Lebanese religious, social, and political life since the country’s civil war ...
    • Ending Liberia’s Second Civil War: Religious Women as Peacemakers 

      Unknown author (2015-09-25)
      This case study provides an overview of how a peace movement led by lay religious women inspired people across ethnic and religious lines and helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War (1999-2003). The study ...