Purpose of the Learning Hub

The intention of this Hub is to be a horizontal learning community that links academics, policy makers and practitioners working on issues of faith and peace/conflict, within two areas:

  1. A ‘faith based approach’ to peacebuilding, conflict prevention & conflict resolution and
  2. multi faith/inter religious co-operation and programming

The scoping study outlined practical actionable recommendations in these areas (for programmes and policy).  Members of the Hub hoped to increase effective partnerships/collaboration between members of the Hub (secular and faith based) in conflict situations. The Hub looked at what do we know within these areas, how do we better communicate it and then what do we need to know in terms of gaps (the latter being addressed through further research and learning, with an emphasis on practical application afterwards.

In May 2016, the Peace & Conflict Learning Hub launched their scoping report at a side event at the World Humanitarian Summit.


The  Hub Co-Chairs are

  • Practitioner Co-Chairs:
    • Sarah Pickwick, Senior Conflict Adviser, World Vision
    • Lucy V. Salek (Moore), Senior Policy Advisor: Conflict Transformation & Fragile States, Islamic Relief
  • Academic Co-Chairs:
    • Professor Alpaslan Ozerdem, Co-director of the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University
    • Dr Chris Shannahan, Research Fellow, Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University

Other Hub work

Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes
Published: 2017Author:
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Disaster Recovery and Youth, Peace and Security: Examining the Project, “The SOKA Global Action”
Published: 2017Author:
Published: 2017Author:Jill Olivier
Alone and Frightened
Published: 2014Author: Arigatou International GNRC and Goldin Institute (GI), on Experiential Stories of Former Child Soldiers (FCS)
Interreligious Action for Peace (CRS)
Published: 2017Author:
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Published: 2013Author:Abbas Aroua, with a foreword by Johan Galtung
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Published: 2016Author:Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Mohammed, Ilham Nasser and Seddik Ouboulhcen
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Role of Religion and Religious Leaders in Farmer-Pastoralist Conflict in Plateau State
Published: 2016Author:Mercy Corps and GHR Foundation
World Vision rapid context analysis in humanitarian emergencies
Published: 2016Author:Sarah Klassen, Sarah Pickwick, Johan Eldebo
UN Inter-Agency Task Force- Engaging Religion and Faith-Based Actors in 2016
Published: 2016Author:UNFPA, on behalf of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Engaging Faith-Based Actors for Sustainable Development
EIAP Guide for Program Evaluation
Published: 2016Author:Peter Woodrow and Michelle Garred
Conflict Prevention, Migration and Counter Violent Extremism
Published: 2016Author:Maryam Dada Ibrahim
Effective Inter-Religious Action in Peacebuilding Annual Meeting Report
Published: 2016Author:Sarah McLaughlin and Michelle Garred
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Published: 2016
Ending Liberia’s Second Civil War: Religious Women as Peacemakers
Published: 2016Author:George Kieh
Palestine Conflict: One Month On
Published: 2014Author:Islamic Relief
Understanding and Extending the Marrakesh Declaration in Policy and Practice
Published: 2016Author:Susan Hayward
Invisible Lives
Published: 2016Author:Islamic Relief
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Published: 2016Author:
Published: 2016Author:Chris Shannahan, Laura Payne, Coventry University
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Published: 2016Author:Vivek Sharma
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Published: 2016Author:Vivek Swaroop Sharma
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USAID: Religion, Conflict & Peacebuilding
Published: 2009Author:USAID
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Published: 2014Author:Lucy Salek