RELIGION AND VIOLENCE: International Summer School Beyond Secular Faith


This year’s seminar will explore one of the most ambiguous and vigorously debated topics of contemporary culture: the relationship between religion and violence. Are religions accidentally or essentially violent? Or on the contrary, are they or some of them the only authentic sources of peace and reconciliation? In discussion with other major religions, especially Islam, it is the Christian proposal that will be investigated from a theological, philosophical, sociological and political perspective in the seminars and in the keynote lecture.As in previous years, we invite students to enter into a week of dialogue and learning in Granada, a breathtakingly beautiful city that lies at the historical crossroads of modernity and the Christian tradition.



Deadline: 4th May 2015

We invite graduate students and young postdoctoral researchers to take part in the Summer School. For complete details please visit              

Please send your CV and a short letter of intent to
Successful candidates will be informed by 11th May. 



The seminars will take place on Monday to Friday for four hours each day. Participants are required to enroll in all of the seminars. Accommodation will be provided in a villa with a swimming pool and gardens offering both sun and shade. The location offers 48 twin and double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a large conference room and a chapel.  

Course, material, room and full board for only
Airport transfer:30€



♦ DAILY PROGRAM                                              

08:30h: Mass                                              
09:15h: Breakfast
10:00h-14:00h: Courses

Seminar 1. Monika Gabriela Bartoszewicz: 
Politics of Conflict: Christian – Muslim Encounters

Seminar 2: Michał Łuczewski: 
The Political Theology of René Girard

Seminar 3: Aaron Riches: 
Religious Violence and the Difference of Theology 

Seminar 4.  Mátyás Szalay
Elements to a Phenomenology of Violence

14:00h: Lunch
17:00h: Free time for cultural visits
21:00h: Dinner 

♦ Keynote Lecture: Thursday, 25th June 2015 

Violence in Islam? Origin and Development of Modern Arab Thought

♦ Academic Directors: Michał Łuczewski   &  Marcelo López Cambronero
♦ Secretary: Eva Martínez García