Lecture: Prayer as Action - Expanding the Boundaries of Religious Practice


Location: C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Tanya Schwarz, Kroc Institute Visiting Research Fellow, will present this lecture. 

What are the meanings and roles of prayer for transnational faith-based organizations working in areas of peacebuilding, broadly defined? In international relations, and political science, more broadly, religious expression and practice are often assumed to be outside the realm of consequential and legitimate political action. In analyzing the meanings and roles of prayer for three faith-based peacebuilding organizations—Religions for Peace, International Justice Mission, and the Taizé Community—Schwarz uncovers how and why religious practices are included in the internal everyday activities of such organizations as well as in their transnational projects with local communities, other organizations, and governments. 

All are welcome.