Religion and Security Building in the OSCE Context: Involving Religious Leaders and Congregations in Joint Efforts

Philip McDonagh, Edward M. Kennedy Institute, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

The project aimed to give recommendations on how to mobilize and include religious leaders, institutions and congregations in new coalitions and frameworks of engagement. The first workshop took place in Maynooth on 13 April 2018. Representatives of the OSCE Network, the International Dialogue Centre KAICID, the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency and the OSCE Secretariat and Conflict Prevention Centre discussed the draft on 15-16 October 2018 in Vienna. The final report ends with a set of recommendations and was presented at the OSCE headquarters in Vienna in early 2019. 


  • Workshop “Religion and Conflict Prevention in the OSCE Context,” Vienna, 15/16 October 
  • Workshop “Religion, Conflict and the OSCE,” Maynooth, 13/14 April 

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