RETOPEA A project to promote religious peace and tolerance through history
God is back! Although we live in a largely secular society, religious issues emerge once again, and in the identity debate religious symbols abound. How did that happen? Why does religion lead to opposition and conflict? Is that always the case? Clearly not. But how did people neutralize religious contradictions in the past? Can we learn from those experiences? These are the questions that are central to the EU-funded large-scale international research project RETOPEA (2.4 million euros), which runs from 1 May 2018 to the end of 2021.
It investigates the different ways in which religious coexistence is thought of in different environments and how religious peace treaties have been established in the past. The idea is to use the insights gained to inform thinking about present-day peaceful religious co-existence.
We are working on our collection of clippings, docutubes, and more. Clipping database is already accessible now, translations in Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Macedonian, Polish and Spanish will follow soon.