Religions in the global world: prospects for Sophia Global Studies

Petito, Fabio (2018) Religions in the global world: prospects for Sophia Global Studies. Claritas: Journal of Dialogue and Culture, 7 (1). pp. 34-38. ISSN 2163-5552

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Abstract

The author offers some reflections on the place of religions in a global world. The first relates to the failure of the so-called secularization thesis, and the re-emergence of religion in the international arena. The second relates to certain imbalances in the ways in which commentators have dealt with this resurgence, especially when they link religions to conflict without recognizing the potentialities that religions offer for conflict resolution. The third point builds on the previous, recognizing the growing recognition that religion can represent a strategic resource for diplomacy, peace-building and development. The author recognizes the potential that the Sophia Global Studies center offers to the study of the complex role of religions in today’s world.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Global Political Economy
Centre for Social and Political Thought
Sussex European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ5511.2 Promotion of peace. Peaceful change
Depositing User: Fabio Petito
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2018 14:25
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 16:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80879

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