Religion, Peacebuilding, and Social Cohesion in Conflict-affected Countries
Identity/feeling of belonging
Latin America and Caribbean
East Asia and Pacific
Political institutions & governance
This report presents findings from a comparative research project of the Sié Chéou Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the University of Denver conducted in July 2012 - November 2014, supported by a grant from the Initiative on Religion and International Affairs of the Henry Luce Foundation. The project features country-level case studies of Guatemala, Kenya, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, and Sri Lanka, employing the methodology of structured, focused comparison. This report provides principal findings from the case studies, and an integrative comparison that informs a final section articulating potential research-to-policy implications for peacebuilding strategy and practice aimed at fostering social cohesion.