Category Archives: Sectarian Violence

ReligioWest Research Program

The ReligioWest research program, based at the European University Institute, pursues research on issues of religious pluralism, secularism, religion and the law, religion in the political sphere, and religious violence. The ReligioWest website indicates: “ReligioWest studies how different western states … Continue reading

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Blasphemy Riots in Pakistan

Blasphemy continues to provoke crowd violence in Pakistan. A recent report of an allegedly blasphemous Facebook post prompted a crowd to burn down the home of a Pakistani minority family. According to the Washington Post, “Sometime on Sunday, an image … Continue reading

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Update on Oral History and the IRA

The Belfast Project was an oral history project launched by Boston College to collect personal testimonies of people involved in paramilitary violence in the Troubles of Northern Ireland in the late 1960s and 1970s. The oral history testimonies collected by … Continue reading

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Bereiter Presentation on Clerical Combatants

Greg Bereiter, “Clerical Combatants: Clergy and Armed Conflict During the French Wars of Religion” Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4 pm Towner Fellows’ Lounge, Newberry Library Greg Bereiter (Ph.D. candidate in History at Northern Illinois University) is presenting at the Newberry Library Colloquium. … Continue reading

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Growing Sectarian Violence in Iraq

Sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia militants is again growing in Iraq. A series of bombings targeting civilians at mosques and funerals has rocked Baghdad over the past week. In the latest attack, a suicide car bomb and two other … Continue reading

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Bombings in Lebanon

Two massive car bombs exploded today outside of the Taqwa and Al-Salam mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon, raising fears of spreading sectarian violence in the Middle East. According to the New York Times: “Car bombs exploded with catastrophic force outside two … Continue reading

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A New Production of Mother Courage

Shakespeare and Company is producing a new version of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage, a play about everyday life and death in Germany during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). Bruce Chadwick provides a synopsis of the 1939 play in his review … Continue reading

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