Master Programme Religion and Conflict Transformation

Today in various parts of the world there are dangerous conflicts which are interlinked with religious rivalries. Often, the main reasons are political and economic. Yet these conflicts are frightening and painful.

How can we live together as neighbours in the face of different religious identities? How can Christians communicate and cooperate with Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and other religious communities? How can churches help to moderate conflicts and work towards peace and reconciliation? The international master programme Religion and Conflict Transformation helps

  • to get a deeper understanding of the conflict situation
  • to find helpful approaches to conflict resolution
  • to be a positive agent for the vision of living together as humans on this earth which God created for all his children

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The international master programme “Religion and Conflict Transformation” aims at fostering the exchange and mutual learning between various churches.

It focuses upon:

  • Intercultural Theology
  • Interreligious Dialogue
  • Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means

This master programme is designed as a multicultural learning community with students coming together in 5 on-campussessions which are organized as 4-weeks-study units.

The interdisciplinary programme combines modular studies and field research in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Participants will be trained to serve e.g. as multiplicators who will support national church bodies, local and regional churches in counselling advice, moderation of forums, project management.


Can Provide Support for Churches in:

  • developing their profile as social advocates
  • putting into practice their visions for interreligious relations
  • developing concepts of responsible acting of the churches in the society with regard to the Biblical Vision of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

The Participants of the Master Programme Will Acquire:

  • academic knowledge and organizational competencies
  • in-depth knowledge in religious and cultural studies (globalization, cultures in processes of transformation, migration), Intercultural Theology, Ecumenical Theology, Mission Theology, Public Theology, Contextual Theology
  • intercultural expertise
  • capacity to conceptualise conflict transformation by peaceful means in different international settings

An Extra Occupational Advanced Study Master Programme

Graduation: M.A. (Master of Arts)
Credits: 120 ECTS


  • 5 semesters (2.5 years)
  • 5 on-campus-sessions & distance learning

Start: September 2018

Prerequisites for Admission:

  • Bachelor Degree in Theology, Social Work, Politics, Education, Media, or others
  • professional experience of at least three years
  • good command of written and spoken English
  • Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen/Nuremberg, Germany
  • Tumaini University Makumira, Tanzania
  • Malaysia Theological Seminary (STM), Kuala Lumpur
  • Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana (UBL), San José, Costa Rica
  • Lutheran University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany
  • Mission EineWelt Centre for Partnership Development and Mission of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Bavaria (ELCB), Germany

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