Amsterdam Centre

for Religion and Peace & Justice Studies

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About Us

The Amsterdam Centre for Religion and Peace & Justice Studies is an academic centre to exchange ideas on peace and justice at the intersection of religion. The centre seeks to "create space for peace and justice" through the mutual exchange of ideas from insider and outsider perspectives. It also seeks to share these insights through education, various publications, and public lectures. 


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Peace, Trauma, and Religion Masters Specialization Alumni wins Masters Thesis Prize.

Alumni Kirsten Van der Ham was awarded the Jan Brouwer Thesis Prize for humanities and social sciences by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW) or Royal Holland Society of Science, for her thesis: A Familiar Book In An (Un)Familiar Context: An Exploration of the Characteristic Aspects of Bible Reading in Indonesian Congregations in the Netherlands. Her work focused on churches that were founded by Indonesian migrants in the Netherlands after Indonesia gained independence.

For more information about the Kirsten's thesis and other Jan Brouwer Thesis winners click here. 

For more information about the Jury Report, please click here. 




Our Partners

World Council of Churches
Mennonite Seminary
Vrije Universiteit
Center of Peace Church Theology

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