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About the project

Welcome to Religion, Martyrdom and Global Uncertainties, a RCUK Global Uncertainties Ideas and Beliefs Leadership Fellowship project. One aim of this project is to explore the relationship between religion and conflict. We want to nurture more connected thinking and interaction between academics, policy-makers, journalists and faith communities in pursuit of more complete representations and nuanced understandings of so-called ‘religious conflicts’ and ‘religious violence’ as well as the communities that they involve.

Download our recently published report ‘Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties’.

Coinciding with the centenary of the First World War, the second aim of this project is explores who, what, why and how we choose to commemorate. For example, which figures and events in our history should be remembered and why? How should they be remembered?

Watch our short introduction to project issues and themes below.

The six-minute film below presents highlights from the lively discussion at our 2014 symposium.

Please also see our Events page for our series of events in Belfast, Blackburn, Edinburgh, London and Milton Keynes to discuss and reflect on the implications of our research, and to disseminate our recommendations amongst policy-makers, journalists, academics and local communities.

Watch videos of our report launch event  

Contact us

Professor John Wolffe and Dr Gavin Moorhead

Department of Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

Tel: +44(0)20 3076 0246

Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research