Religion, Peace and Reconciliation Resources

"We the peoples of the United Nations determined to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small." - Charter of the United Nations, 1945.

Resources for the Centre's Primary Research Areas: The Middle East and Korean Peninsula

Resources relating the Korean Peninsula. This page is under development and will shortly have resources added to it.

Resources relating to the Middle East, Israel and Palestine. This page is under development and will have further resources added to it soon.

Bibliography on Peace and Reconciliation (PDF, 0.8MB)

Academic Research Centres and Higher Education Institutions


University of Bradford, Peace Studies

University of Oxford, Oxford Network of Peace Studies (OxPeace)

University of Ulster, INCORE International Conflict Research Institute 

University of York: Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit


Berghof Conflict Research, GERMANY

Future Worlds Center, Nicosia, CYPRUS

Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Resolution, GERMANY

Instituto Universitario General Gutiérrez Mellado, SPAIN

Peace Research Institute Oslo, NORWAY 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SWEDEN

Transcend International, PORTUGAL / SWITZERLAND

University of Tromsø, Centre for Peace Studies, NORWAY

Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, SWEDEN

Utrecht University, Centre for Conflict Studies, NETHERLANDS

SwissPeace, Bern, SWITZERLAND


American University, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, USA

Bethel College, Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, USA

Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo Peace and Conflict Studies, CANADA

Eastern Mennonite University, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, USA

Fresno Pacific University, Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, USA

George Mason University, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, USA

Georgetown University, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, USA

Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University, ISRAEL

Hiroshima University, Institute for Peace Science, JAPAN

Institute for Economics and Peace, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Jamia Millia Islamia, Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, INDIA

Meiji Gakuin University, International Peace Research Institute, JAPAN

Soka University, Pacific Basin Research Centre, USA

Tribhuvan University, Department of Conflict, Peace and Development, NEPAL

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, JAPAN

United Nations University, Institute for Sustainability and Peace, JAPAN

United States Institute of Peace, USA

University of Calgary, Peacebuilding, Development and Security Program, CANADA

University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, USA

University of Notre Dame, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, USA

University of Otago, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, NEW ZEALAND

University for Peace, COSTA RICA

University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, USA

University of St. Thomas, Justice and Peace Studies, USA

University of Sydney, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, AUSTRALIA

University of Tokyo, Research Centre for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies, JAPAN

University of Toronto, Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, CANADA

Villanova University, Center for Peace and Justice Education, USA

Yale University: Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, USA

NGOs, online training, professional and vocational resources

Training manuals and professional courses

Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation Dialogue Series

Fresno Pacific University: Conflict and Peacemaking Across Cultures: Training for Trainers             

Peacemakers Trust: Education and Training Programmes

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

University of Minnesota: Centre for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Training Resources

NGOs and offical reports

The list below is by no means exhaustive, but provides an indication of the NGOs at work in the field of religion, peace and reconciliation, with links to some specific divisions and reports on this theme. Some of these organisations are inter-faith, some are related to a specific faith or denomination, and some are secular. No preference or discrimination is given here to particular faiths or religious identities; rather these resources are intended to provide an inclusive and indicative guide to the scope of peace and reconciliation projects around the world, and to direct researchers to some useful resources on these projects.

Agenda for Reconciliation

Alliance for Peacebuilding

American Islamic Congress

American Jewish World Service

Berghof Foundation

Catholic Relief Services: Technical Resources

Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Christian Peacemaker Teams

Conciliation Resources

Correlates of War

European Centre for Minority Issues

European Union

Europa External Action Service – EU’s Peace-building Partnership 

Conflict Prevention, Peace-building and Mediation

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Global Peace Index

Insight on Conflict: Peace Groups in the Balkans

Institute for Economics and Peace

Institute for Global Engagement

International Centre for Religion and Diplomacy

Mennonite Central Committee

Mercy Corps

Nobel Peace Prize

Peace Direct

Religions for Peace

RFP European Council of Religious Leaders

Search for Common Ground

Soul of Europe

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Tannenbaum Centre for Interreligious Understanding

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

United Nations

UN Charter  

Peace and Security  

Peacekeeping Operations  

Security Council 

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Women, Peace and Security  

Brahimi Report of the Panel on UN peace and security, 2000 

United Religions Initiative

United States Institute for Peace

Uppsala University Conflict Datasets

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