Religions and the Human Spirit

Star of David, Congregation Shearith Israel, Atlanta

Coptic Cross, Cairo Mosque, Cairo Buddha, Carlos Museum, Atlanta Durga, Carlos Museum, Atlanta


Contemplative Studies

Religion, Society
& the Arts


Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding



The Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding initiative fosters research, teaching and engaged service in an emerging and important sub-field in the study of religion. The individuals involved in the initiative aim to deepen the understanding of religions' roles in fostering and sustaining violence and conflict, as well as religions' ability to build peace and understanding. We also aim to cultivate, in ourselves and in our students, the skills necessary to be peacebuilders within the various communities in which we are involved.

We will accomplish these goals by drawing on Emory's strengths and distinctiveness as an ethically engaged university, with a broad humanistic perspective in the study of religion, significant ties to the Atlanta community, and an active and productive commitment to international education and service.

Click here for more information regarding this initiative.
(educational resources, doctoral concentration, etc.)

Click here for the RCP brochure.

Click here to view calendar of events.

Click here to view photographs and video from the Summit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rabbi David Rosen, Sister Joan Chittister, Professor Rajmohan Gandhi and Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im.

  Pictured above: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
with Rabbi David Rosen and Professor Abdullahi An-Na'im
Photograph courtesy of Myron McGhee


Laurie Patton
Edward Queen



Juana Clem McGhee,; 404-727-2575


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Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech
Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission
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Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta
Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta
Center for Torture and Trauma Survivors
International Summer School on Religion and Public Life
Pictures Without Borders, Bosnia Revisited
Speakers List

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