Role Of Religion In Conflict Dynamics

  1. Juergensmeyer, M. (2004) "Is Religion the Problem?" Levinson lecturers, Center on Religion and Democracy, University of Virginia, Nov. 2003. Published in Hedgehog Review, 6:1. Spring 2004. Available online at: (9);

  2. Silberman, I., Higgins, E., and Dweck, C. (2005) "Religion and World Change: Violence and Terrorism versus Peace." Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 61, No. 4. New York: Colombia University. Pp. 761-780. Attached and available through JSTOR. (20);

  3. Johnston, D. (1994) "Beyond Power Politics" and Luttwak, E. "The Missing Dimension." Religion – The Missing Dimension of Statecraft. Johnston, D. and Sampson, C. eds. New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. 3-19. Author's permission. (17);

  4. Nepstad, S. (2004) "Religion, Violence, and Peacemaking" in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:3. Pp. 297-301. Attached and available through JSTOR. (5);

  5. Gopin, M. (1997) ""Religion, Violence, and Conflict Resolution" in Peace & Change, Vol. 22, No. 1. January 1997. Pp. 1-31. Available online at: (partial - 17);

  6. Sen, A. (2006) "What Clash of Civilizations?" Adapted from Identity and Violence and published on (3)

  7. Juergensmeyer, Mark (2003) "The Mind of God." Terror in the Mind of God. Berkley: University of California. Pp. 233-249. (partial chapter - 17);

  8. McCauley, C. and Moskalenko, S. (Jan. 2010) "Individual and Group Mechanisms of Radicalization" in Protecting the Homeland from International and Domestic Terrorism Threats: Current Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Root Causes, the Role of Ideology, and Programs for Counter-radicalization and Disengagement. Fenstermacher, L., Kuznar, L., Reiger, T., and Speckhard, A. eds. Topical Strategic SMA and Air Force Research Lab. Pp. 82-90. Available online at: (9);

  9. Moghaddam, F., Warren, Z. and Love, K. (2013) "Religion and the Staircase to Terrorism." Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2nd ed. Paloutzian, R. and Park, C. eds. New York: Guilford Press. Pp. 638-645. Author's permission. (8);

  10. Halafoff, A. and Wright-Neville, D. (2009) "A Missing Peace? The Role of Religious Actors in Countering Terrorism." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 32:921-932. Taylor and Francis. Attached and available through JSTOR. (9);

  11. Johnston, Douglas M. (2011) "Dealing with the Ideas Behind the Guns." Religion, Terror, and Error. Denver: Praeger. Pp. 150-164, 169. Author's permission. (partial chapter - 16);

  12. ICRD internal documents: 2- Page Strategic Plan Summary, 1/2 Page Summaries on 7 ICRD programs (7);

  13. USAID's Conflict Assessment Framework (CAF) 2.0 (available online at: )

  14. An excerpt from USAID's Programming in Religious Contexts;

  15. USAID's Religion and Peacebuilding Toolkit (also available online at:;

  16. Breakout activity – policy recommendations [sample to be distributed at Conference] (1).

  17. Appleby, R. Scott. 2000. The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, and Reconciliation. New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 281-307.

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