Religion and Conflict: Beyond Clichés and Stereotypes

Religion and conflict seem to be more prevalent than ever in contemporary global politics and society. So often in public debate we hear that religion is either violent or it is peaceful, that it is oppressive or it promotes justice. But are these the only two ways of thinking about religion and conflict? In today’s …

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Dead Sea scrolls on exhibition in Assen

Recently, a unique exhibition on the dead sea scrolls has opened in the Drents Museum in Assen, the Netherlands. The exhibition is curated by prof. Dr. Mladen Popovic, director of the Qumran institute in Groningen. The Dead Sea scrolls very rarely travel outside Israel, but they represent one of the major archeological discoveries of the …

Religion, Conflict and Globalisation

This week, The Religion Factor will offer some attention to the Master Programs in Religious Studies that are offered at our faculty. After Eemera Matthews' reflection on the Concealed Knowledge programme, today Carmen Fleurke addresses the Religion, Conflict and Globalisation track. .Na het afronden van mijn bachelor Godsdienstwetenschap ben ik twee maanden geleden ingestroomd in het …

Concealed Knowledge: Gnosticism, Esoterism, Mysticism

This week, The Religion Factor will offer some attention to the Master Programs in Religious Studies that are offered at our faculty. The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies in Groningen offers six unique Master’s degree programmes that concentrate on the dynamic interrelationship between religion and culture. Emeera Matthews, from the United States, is the first …