Religious actors in the United States and Northern Ireland each face ongoing challenges of conflict and violence tied to political polarization. While the two cases present distinct dynamics and call for distinct responses, what lessons might be learned about how religion can be a force for peace, justice and reconciliation in deeply-polarized societies?
Maria Power, Fellow, Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford
Rev. Dr. John Dunlop, Former Moderator, Presbyterian Church in Ireland
John Carr, Co-Director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University
Elizabeth Hume, Acting President, Alliance for Peacebuilding
Gerard Powers, Director, Catholic Peacebuilding Studies and Coordinator, Catholic Peacebuilding Network, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
Co-sponsored by Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford; Catholic Peacebuilding Network; Peace Studies Department of the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University; and by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, and the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, all part of the University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs.