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CASS Publishes New Report on Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict

CASS Publishes New Report on Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict

The Centre for Academic Shi'a Studies is pleased to publish its latest report titled "Communities and Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict: Case Studies of Historic and Contemporary Destruction to Sacred Sites and Places of Worship".

This report focuses on the destruction of sacred sites and places of worship in 19 countries whilst evaluating the impact on the community in each case.

The French Heritage Architect, Pierre Blanchard, observes in his report that "The destruction of important civic buildings and places of worship is often part of so-called 'ethnic cleansing' measures in violent conflicts". Blanchard goes on to conclude that "The victors systematically seek to remove the traces of the vanquished community in order to establish control over them. The protection of cultural religious heritage is of high importance because the destruction of this heritage is, on the one hand, a great loss for humanity but also, on the other, because it can strengthen possibilities for peace and reconciliation".

To read the full report, please follow this link: Read More