2019 International Conference Videos

Ethno-Religious Conflict

Ethno-religious conflict, many experts and policymakers have consistently warned, have serious implications for a country’s economy. 

However, a formal discussion (whether academic or policy oriented) on the direction of the relationship between ethno-religious conflict and economic change has until recently been scanty. 

Ethno-Religious Conflict And Economic Change: Is There A Correlation?

The videos you are about to watch offer various perspectives on the economic implications of ethno-religious conflict.

These pedagogical videos were recorded from October 29 to October 31, 2019 during the 6th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding.

The conference was held at Mercy College – Bronx Campus, 1200 Waters Place, The Bronx, NY 10461.

In December 2022, we published a collection of peer-reviewed articles inspired by this conference in a journal issue titled “Ethno-Religious Conflict and Economic Change.”

Below, you can watch the video recordings of the conference sessions, including the keynote address, distinguished speeches, and panel discussions. 

Please subscribe to our channel to receive updates about future video productions. 

Day One - 2019 Conference

28 Videos

Related Articles

Religions in Igboland: Diversification, Relevance and Belonging

Religion is one of the socioeconomic phenomena with undeniable impacts on humanity anywhere in the world. As sacrosanct as it seems, religion is not only important to the understanding of the existence of any indigenous population but also has policy relevance in the interethnic and developmental contexts. Historical and ethnographic evidence on different manifestations and nomenclatures of the phenomenon of religion abound. The Igbo nation in Southern Nigeria, on both sides of the Niger River, is one of the largest black entrepreneurial cultural groups in Africa, with unmistakable religious fervour that implicates sustainable development and interethnic interactions within its traditional borders. But the religious landscape of Igboland is constantly changing. Until 1840, the dominant religion(s) of the Igbo was indigenous or traditional. Less than two decades later, when Christian missionary activity commenced in the area, a new force was unleashed that would eventually reconfigure the indigenous religious landscape of the area. Christianity grew to dwarf the dominance of the latter. Before the centenary of Christianity in Igboland, Islam and other less hegemonic faiths arose to compete against indigenous Igbo religions and Christianity. This paper tracks the religious diversification and its functional relevance to harmonious development in Igboland. It draws its data from published works, interviews, and artefacts. It argues that as new religions emerge, the Igbo religious landscape will continue to diversify and/or adapt, either for inclusivity or exclusivity among the existing and emerging religions, for the survival of the Igbo.