By Timothy D. Sisk
Civil conflict and clash inside of international locations is the main familiar hazard to peace and protection within the beginning a long time of the twenty-first century. A pivotal think about the escalation of tensions to open clash is the function of elites in exacerbating tensions alongside identification strains through giving the ideological justification, ethical reasoning, and make contact with to violence. Between Terror and Tolerance examines the various roles of non secular leaders in societies deeply divided by means of ethnic, racial, or spiritual clash. The chapters during this ebook discover instances while non secular leaders have justified or catalyzed violence alongside identification traces, and different situations while spiritual elites have performed a severe function in easing tensions or maybe laying the root for peace and reconciliation.
This quantity beneficial properties thematic chapters at the linkages among faith, nationalism, and intolerance, transnational intra-faith clash within the Shi’a-Sunni divide, and nation case reviews of societal divisions or conflicts in Egypt, Israel and Palestine, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nigeria, Northern eire, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Tajikistan. The concluding bankruptcy explores the findings and their implications for guidelines and courses of overseas non-governmental enterprises that search to inspire and improve the means of non secular leaders to play a positive position in clash resolution.
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