The Role of Religion in Peacebuilding: Crossing the Boundaries of Prejudice and Distrust

The Role of Religion in Peacebuilding: Crossing the Boundaries of Prejudice and Distrust

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The question 'who is my neighbour?' challenges the way we see ourselves as well as the way we see others. Especially in situations where we feel conflicted between our own self-identity and common identity within a wider society.

Historically, religion has contributed to this inner conflict by creating 'us versus them' mentalities. Challenging this traditional view, this volume examines how religions and religious communities can use their resources, methodology and praxis to encourage peace-making.

The book is divided into two parts - the first includes sources, theories and methodologies of crossing boundaries of prejudice and distrust from the perspectives of theology and religious studies. The second includes case studies of theory and practice to challenge prejudice and distrust in a conflict or post-conflict situation. The chapters are written by scholars, religious leaders and faith-motivated peace practitioners from various global contexts to create a diverse academic study of religious peace-building.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784506575
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 12/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Pauline C. H. Kollontai is Professor of Higher Education in Theology and Religious Studies at York St John University. Dr Sue Yore is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at York St John University. Sebastian C. H. Kim is Executive Director of the Korean Studies Center and Professor of Theology and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

Table of Contents

Introduction. PART I: Crossing Boundaries - Religious Sources, Theories and Methods 1. Learning to Listen: Stereotypes and Prejudice in Public Theology - Professor Kjetil Fretheim, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Norway. 2. Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Peace-Building: A Sino-Christian Perspective - Professor Pan-Chui Lai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 3. Gift-Giving as Dialogue and Reconciliation - Dr Cosimo Zene, University of London, UK. 4. Bandaged Hand in Hand: Crossing Boundaries of Prejudice and Distrust through an Analogy of Woundedness - Dr Kevin P. Considine, Calumet College of St. Joseph, USA. 5. 'No Peace Among the Nations Without Peace Among the Religions' (Hans Küng). An Examination of the Role and Practice of Intra-religious Dialogue in Building Peace Among Religions and Nations - Revd Canon Dr Christopher Collingwood, Canon Chancellor of York Minster, UK. 6. Recognizing Others as an Imago Dei is a Theology of Welcoming in Action - Daeseung Son, Claremont School of Theology, California, USA. 7. Approaching Racialized Violence through the Lens of Restorative Justice - Professor Margaret R. Pfeil, University of Notre Dame, USA. 8. Social Forgiveness: Rethinking of Christian Theology of Forgiveness through the Case of Two Men's Story in South Korea - Sangduk Kim, School of Divinity, Edinburgh, UK. 9. Utopian Visions of Harmonious Existence in Ursula LeGuin's Left Hand of Darkness - Dr Sue Yore, York St John University, UK; 10. Group Exploration of 'Who is my neighbour' Using Diverse Visual Images - Jenifer Baker, York St John University; PART II: The Praxis of Crossing Boundaries in Context. 11. Religions at the Service of Peace? The Case of Palestine and Israel - Professor Jamal Khader, University of Bethlehem and Latin Patriarch Seminary, Beit Jala, Palestine. 12. The Balfour Declaration: A Bridge of Reconciliation - Professor Mary Grey and Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok, University of Wales, UK. 13. Biblical Jewish Values on Care of the Stranger and Neighbour in the State of Israel: The Case of the Bedouin of the Negev - Professor Pauline Kollontai, York St John University, UK; 14. Peace through Public Performance? A Case of the Afro-Indians of the African Cavalry Guards, Hyderabad, India - Dr David Emmanuel Singh, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK; 15. United Korea or Christian South? The Role of Christianity in the Division of the Peninsula, 1945-48 - Professor Sebastian Kim, York St John University, UK; 16. Crossing the Boundaries of Prejudice and Distrust: A Case Study on Wong Pinter, the Javanese Shaman - Dr Agustinus Sutiono, High School of Philosophy and Theology, Jakarta, Indonesia; 17. 'You are like a Tiger, compelling in your beauty, yet terrifying in your strength' - Sri Lankan Hindus and Divergent Approaches to Confronting Contemporary Inter-Ethnic Boundaries - Dr Michael John Tilley, York St John University, UK; 18. Cultural and Religious Faces of Trust in the Light of Inter-cultural Relationships - Dr Lasma Latsone, Liepaja University, Latvia; 19. The Role of Religious Institutions in the Post Conflict Reconstruction in Jos, Nigeria - Gboyega Michael Tokunbo, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Nigeria; 20. Football Colours Allowed: Sectarianism and Contemporary Scottish Theatre - Dr Linden Bicket, University of Edinburgh, UK

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