Religion and Conflict Resolution: Christianity and South Africa's Truth and Reconcilliation Commission

Religion and Conflict Resolution: Christianity and South Africa's Truth and Reconcilliation Commission

by Megan Shore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0754667596

ISBN-13: 9780754667599

Pub. Date: 10/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book examines the ambiguous role that Christianity played in South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It has two objectives: to analyse the role Christianity played in the TRC and to highlight certain consequences that may be instructive to future international conflict resolution processes. Religion and conflict resolution is an area of

Overview

This book examines the ambiguous role that Christianity played in South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It has two objectives: to analyse the role Christianity played in the TRC and to highlight certain consequences that may be instructive to future international conflict resolution processes. Religion and conflict resolution is an area of significant importance. Ongoing conflicts involving Palestinians and Israelis,
Muslims and Hindus, and even radical Islamic jihadists and Western countries have heightened the awareness of the potential power of religion to fuel conflict. Yet these religious traditions also promote peace and respect for others as key components in doing justice. Examining the potential role religion can play in generating peace and justice, specifically Christianity in South Africa's TRC, is of utmost importance as religiously inspired violence continues to occur. This book highlights the importance of accounting for religion in international conflict resolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754667599
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Part 1 Setting the Context of the Study: Religious conflict resolution and the case of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission; Apartheid and Christianity. Part 2 Evaluation of the Role Christianity Played in the TRC: The role of Christianity in the implementation of the TRC; Truth and truth-telling; Reconciliation; Justice; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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