Peace scholars explore religion

Renée LaReau | Mar. 8, 2013 | Notre Dame News

Peace scholar Atalia Omer teaches a class

Peace scholars Atalia Omer and Jason Springs examine the interplay of religion and nationalism around the globe in a newly published reference book, Religious Nationalism: A Reference Handbook.

Geared toward students of religious studies, sociology, political science and peace studies, the book challenges a commonly held assumption that secular nationalism is “good” nationalism (or not “nationalism” at all), while religious nationalism — typically blending religion and politics — leads to explosive conflict, says Springs, assistant professor of religion, ethics and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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