Call for Applications: Promoting Religious Tolerance in Armenia‏

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) seeks a researcher of team of researchers to conduct a qualitative study on religious perceptions in Armenia as a part of its Promoting Religious Tolerance in Armenia project. The goal of the project is to promote religious tolerance in Armenia by improving public attitudes toward different religions through research and pluralistic public discussion of religion via media. The project is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The research questions of the study are (but not limited to):
  • What is religious tolerance: definitions and perceptions, internationally and locally? (introductory)
  • How does religious tolerance relate to tolerance in general, internationally and locally? (introductory)
  • What are the common stereotypes and assumptions about different religious denominations in Armenian society?
  • Are there any differences between assumptions and stereotypes about traditional (Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenian Catholics, Armenian Protestants) and new religious denominations?
  • What are the stereotypes and assumptions about other religions (Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism)?
  • What are public perceptions on secularism (separation of State and Church)?
  • What are public perceptions on atheism?
  • What are public perceptions on human rights dimension of religion and religious freedom?
  • How/through which channels are these stereotypes created and reproduced?
The study should comprise a combination of desk research, in-depth interviews and focus groups, case studies as well as other research methods are also possible.
The deadline for the submission of application packages is 17:00 (GMT +4) July 9, 2012 .
Applications should be submitted by email to the attention of Mr. Mikayel Hovhannisyan, Program Manager AND Ms. Isabella Sargsyan, Program Manager,
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
For the Scope of Work please follow the link below:
source: ARMACAD

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