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Violence, Religion, Peacemaking

by Douglas Irvin-Erickson

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  • Pages: 205
  • Published Date: September 9, 2016
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillian
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-56850-2


This volume explores how religious leaders can contribute to cultures of peace around the world. The essays are written by leading and emerging scholars and practitioners who have lived, taught, or worked in the areas of conflict about which they write. Connecting the theory and practice of religious peacebuilding to illuminate key challenges facing interreligious dialogue and interreligious peace work, the volume is explicitly interreligious, intercultural, and global in perspective. The chapters approach religion and peace from the vantage point of security studies, sociology, ethics, ecology, theology, and philosophy. A foreword by David Smock, the Vice President of Governance, Law and Society and Director of the Religion and Peacebuilding Center at the United States Institute of Peace, outlines the current state of the field.

About the Editors

Douglas Irvin-Erickson is Fellow of Peacemaking Practice at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, USA, where he directs the Genocide Prevention Program and teaches in the field of conflict analysis and resolution.

Peter C. Phan, who has earned three doctorates, is the inaugural holder of the Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University, USA. His research deals with the theology of icon in Orthodox theology, patristic theology, eschatology, the history of mission in Asia, and liberation, inculturation, and interreligious dialogue. His writings have been translated into Arabic, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Vietnamese, and have received many awards from learned societies.

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