Religion and Gender: Identity, Conflict, and Power

Religion & Gender: Identity, Conflict & Power

The Centre for Conflict Studies announces its first conference on:

Religion and Gender: Identity, Conflict, and Power

November 8-10, 2012
Monterey, California, USA

The conference will highlight the complex relationships between religion and gender in a global context. It seeks to explore conflicts that arise at the nexus of gender and religion while simultaneously promoting spaces for empowerment that arise in these interactions. This conference will examine the assertion that religious identity in a particular historical context shapes gender identity and, at the same time, presents ideas for how gender identity can re-shape religious identity. The conference will furthermore emphasize the impact human agency has on the construction of identities and the resulting opportunity it provides for challenging power structures within religion and religious institutions. Building capacities for human beings to act freely, morally, and justly is the first step in positively transforming relationships among those divided by identity conflicts.

Conference Chair: Dr. Pushpa Iyer

Please note that at this time no travel grants are available. Should they be available in the future, we will inform all participants.



  • For more information about the conference, please contact Quinn Van Valer-Campbell

    For information about the Centre for Conflict Studies, please contact us at:
    P O Box 801
    Monterey, CA 93942
    Tel.: 202-340-9389
    Email: piyer@centre4conflictstudies.or




    The Centre for Conflict Studies focuses on the study and application of the right tools for managing conflicts and therefore approaches conflicts more positively, as vehicles for change. The Centre emphasizes bridging research and practice to better understand and manage conflicts effectively and to change current inequalities and social injustices..