- Research Projects
- Working Groups
- Consulting Work
1. Research Projects
Current research projects include studies on the impact of humanitarian and peace-building initiatives in pluralistic conflict environments, religion and Truth and Reconciliation initiatives, national studies of the nature and effectiveness of military ethics education, work on military ethics education for peacekeepers, and research on the challenges for the rebuilding of cross-communal relations in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
2. Working Groups
The Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace Project uses expert Working Groups to promote long-term and in-depth discussion of the problems and decision-making processes thrown up in war and peace-making. These Working Groups draw on expertise from a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds and geographical locations, using a combination of conferences, seminars and, for participants based in different countries, internet-based communication tools.
- Religion, Conflict and its Aftermath
- Lessons from the Wars of Religion
- Education and Training for Ethics
The Project also supports the following Working Group of the British International Studies Association:
The Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace Project provides scholarly resources and practical tools for difficult dialogues across divisions created by conflict and atrocity. It is also focused on the development and promotion of models for engaging in difficult dialogues, particularly where religious ideas and tradition are credited with playing an important part in the making of war or in peace-making, and especially where religious actors are involved in exacerbating conflict or in advancing conflict resolution. Current Projects include:
The Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace Project welcomes requests for research to advance knowledge and public understanding of the ethical challenges associated with warfare and conflict resolution in our times. The Project has a particular interest in fostering dialogue across religious and political divides, and across conflicts in which religion may act to exacerbate or ameliorate wartime conduct and post-conflict reconstruction, reconciliation and justice programmes. Recent consultations have focused on European Union peace-building policy and on dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. Current work includes programming on the Former Yugoslavia and the Middle East. Please contact the Project Director, Dr. George R. Wilkes, at : george.wilkes[[@]]ed.ac.uk