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Religion in the Holy Land: The Role of Faith in Peace & Conflict

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Religion in the Holy Land

Teaching Faculty:

Mr. Ophir Yarden

Language of Instruction:



Academic hours: 45
Credits: 3

Course Dates:

August 1-14, 2018


Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background

Application Deadline:

August 1, 2018


Tuition: US$ 1,675
Housing prices vary:
US$ 350-850

Relevant Academic Fields:

Religious studies, sociology, international relations, conflict resolution


  • Gain insight into the contradictory role of religion as both an obstacle to peace and a resource for peacemaking.
  • Examine how religion is a force for both war and peace in the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ISIS, the Syrian civil war, and the refugee crisis.
  • Investigate religion and conflict as regional and global issues.
  • Explore options and approaches for religious peacebuilding.
  • Travel to key places and speak with regional players.


We’re pleased you’re applying to join us in Jerusalem. You can choose to take this course in conjunction with either one or both of the other courses in the Coexistence in the Middle East program:

Taken together, these courses offer a more complete and valuable experience. To apply to the program, please select any or all of the courses from the list of “Summer Courses” in the online application. See our application guidelines.


We’re happy to answer any questions you might have – or to chat for a bit to help you choose the right course or program.

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