Topic: Religious Dialogue and Peace-building in Sudan

Final Research Paper notes and tips!


Based on the proposal you present in class, the final research paper will explore a particular case or issue area that relates to religious and/or cultural aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.

Please include:

• A title and title page (page numbers, and word count at the end)

• At least ten quality sources, one of which must be a primary source

• Citations and a bibliography (APA style)

•Primary and Secondary sources only (articles, books, etc)

Key Details/Reminders:

• Pages: 15-20 pages

• Style: Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double-spaced.

• The essay should be written in full academic prose (with footnotes or bibliography)

Title: Religious Dialogue and Peacebuilding in Sudan

Course themes to be discussed in Essay:At minimum 4 themes should be discussed and may be used as subtitles)

  • interfaith dialogue,
  • religion in conflict and peacebuilding,
  • case studies in religious peacebuilding
  • religion as a peace resource
  • global governance
  • human rights
  • Discourses between Christians and Muslims in Sudan
  • Women’s role in peacebuilding in Sudan

1. Augsburger, David W. Conflict Mediation Across Cultures. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992.

2. Dubensky, Joyce, ed. Peacemakers in Action, Volume II. New York: Cambridge University Press,


3. Hayward, Susan, and Katherine Marshall, eds. Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Unseen. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace, 2015.

4. Lederach, John Paul. Preparing for Peace: Conflict Transformation Across Cultures. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995.

5. Smith-Christopher, Daniel L., ed. Subverting Hatred: The Challenge of Nonviolence in Religious Traditions, 10th Anniversary Edition. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2007.

6. Smock, David R., ed. Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace, 2002. (Recommended)

7. Thomas, David C. and Kerr Inkson. Cultural Intelligence: Living and Working Globally, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009.

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