Special Issue "Religious Conflict and Coexistence: The Korean Context and Beyond"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: Comparative religion; Korean shamanism; religion and mythology; Korean Christianity
Interests: Korean religion and society; cosmopolitanism; neo-Confucianism; Ham Seok-Heon
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This Special Issue is dedicated to papers presented to the World Religion Forum (WRF) held 4–5 October 2019, in the city of Jeonju, Korea. The WRF is a special program of Jeonju’s larger city festival called the World Religious Culture Festival, which was hosted and sponsored by the World Religious Peace Committee (WRPC) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea. The WRF aimed at exploring the impact of religion on life and society, with focus on its paradoxical nature contributing to both peace building and violent conflict. The WRPC has recognized the positive function of religion, for example, as shown dramatically in the contribution of Sant’Egidio to the peace accords in Mozambique in 1992 and the active diplomatic role of religious leaders in preventing the reemergence of war in Angola in 1998. It is also aware of the contribution of religion to the escalation of conflicts as revealed in major sectarian and religious tensions caused as a result of a variety of political crisis. Therefore, alongside the collaborative effort of the WRPC and the City of Jeonju to promote the deep religious history of the city, which is well-known for the first Catholic martyrdom in Korea and historically and religiously important sites (Martyrs Mountain’s Shrine, the Jeondong Cathedral, the Donggosa Temple, the Jeonju Hyanggyo, etc.), and to brand the city as a mecca for religious tourism, the conference intended to not only provide a meaningful venue for international scholarly discussion on the role of religion but also share with the public civic virtues, for the common good, expressed by various religious traditions. This Special Issue features wide-ranging themes relevant to the conference title, “Religious Conflict and Coexistence: The Korean Context and Beyond.” As this conference title indicates, while most papers were prepared for the Korean context, some deal with non-Korean topics, intended to bring the Korean audience new perspectives on and new insights into the merits and demerits of religion.
Prof. Dr. Yohan Yoo
Prof. Dr. Song-Chong Lee
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- Korean religion
- Korean shamanism
- Catholic conversion in Korea
- religious conflict
- interreligious dialogue
- Korean Buddhism
- Korean Protestantism
- religion and film