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    ...     From: Suzanne Parkes (S.Parkes) Subject: PhD scholarship offered by York St John University   Dear All, Please find below details of a PhD 
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 8, 2011

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      Subject: PhD scholarship offered by York St John University

      Dear All,

      Please find below details of a PhD  scholarship being offered by York St John University. May we please ask you to forward this email on to anyone you know who may be interested in applying for this scholarship.

      YSJU Research PhD Studentship

      The University invites applications for a competitively awarded fully-funded full time research studentship, to commence 1 October 2011. Applicants must have (or be about to complete) a relevant degree (at least a 2:1 Honours or a Masters) and should submit a proposal that demonstrates an aptitude for researching a specific topic in relation to the theme of:

      Inter-religious dialogue and peace-making – (further details below).

      The supervisory team is Professor Pauline Kollontai and Professor Sebastian Kim.

      The studentship will include the payment of tuition fees and carry a bursary of £14,100 per annum. Studentships will be renewed annually, subject to suitable progress, for a maximum of 3 years.

      For further details and an application form visit our website


      Students will be provided with excellent facilities in the University’s Graduate Centre in the heart of York. Research degrees are awarded by the University of Leeds.

      Closing date for applications is Friday 15th July 2011.


      Professor Pauline C.H. Kollontai

      Deputy Dean

      Faculty of Education and Theology

      York St John University

      Lord Mayor’s Walk

      York, YO31 7EX


      e-mail p.kollontai@...

      tel: 0044 (0)1904 876573


      PhD Scholarship 2011

      Subject Area:  Inter-religious Dialogue and Peace-Making


      Religion is frequently cited as a cause of violent conflict, yet dialogue between religious communities often reveals that religion is not a primary source of tension. Moreover, religious-based approaches to peace-making can be invaluable in promoting peace and reconciliation.


      The aim of this research, is to further identify and examine the capacities of religious-based organizations and religious leaders by focusing on objectives, methods, and best practices of inter-religious dialogue, in its broadest sense, during conflict and post-conflict contexts. The research needs to: identify key challenges and opportunities associated with religion and peace-making; provide analysis and reflection on response to these challenges and opportunities; and explore various models where religious leaders can be effective in third-party peace-making.


      The research will be predominantly qualitative, although there may be a small use of quantitative data. The methodology will be desk-based and involve field work.


      Research proposals which look at contemporary and current inter-religious dialogue and peace-making particularly in The Balkans; Sudan; the Korean Peninsula; and Sri Lanka are particularly welcome, but other contexts will be considered. There is scope for the research to include an examination of the role of gender in peace-making.



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