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Conflict Transformation and Religion

Essays on Faith, Power, and Relationship

  • Ellen Ott Marshall
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About this book

Introduction

Writing from a variety of contexts, the contributors to this volume describe the ways that conflict and their efforts to engage it constructively shape their work in classrooms and communities. Each chapter begins with a different experience of conflict—a physical confrontation, shooting and killing, ethnic violence, a hate crime, overt and covert racism, structural violence, interpersonal conflict in a family, and the marginalization of youth. The authors employ a variety of theoretical and practical responses to conflict, highlighting the role that faith, power, and relationships play in processes of transformation.  As these teachers and ministers engage conflict constructively, they put forward novel approaches toward teaching, training, care, solidarity, and advocacy.  Their stories demonstrate how conflict can serve as a site for positive change and transformation.  

Keywords

Conflict transformation Conflict resolution Peacebuilding Reconciliation Peace and conflict studies Religious peacebuilding Religion Peace

Editors and affiliations

  • Ellen Ott Marshall
    • 1
  1. 1.Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56840-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-56839-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56840-3
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