Faith Based Conflict Resolution: Exploring the Shared Values in the Abrahamic Religious Traditions

Abstract:

The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM) believes that conflicts involving religion create exceptional environments where both unique barriers (constraints) and resolution strategies (opportunities) emerge. Regardless of whether religion exists as the source of conflict, ingrained cultural ethos, shared values and mutual religious beliefs have the ability to substantially affect both the process and outcome of conflict resolution. Relying on case studies, research findings, and practical lessons learned, this journal issue investigates and promotes the shared values in the Abrahamic religious traditions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The articles published in this journal evoke academic and civic discussions on the positive, prosocial roles that religious leaders and actors with shared Abrahamic traditions and values have played in the past and continue to play in strengthening social cohesion, peaceful settlement of disputes, interfaith dialogue & understanding, and the mediation process. The articles highlight how the shared values in Judaism, Christianity and Islam could be utilized to foster a culture of peace, enhance the mediation and dialogue processes and outcomes, and educate the mediators of religious and ethno-political conflicts as well as policymakers and other state and non-state actors working to reduce violence and resolve conflict.

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Bangura, Abdul Karim; Ugorji, Basil, Eds. (2016). Faith Based Conflict Resolution: Exploring the Shared Values in the Abrahamic Religious Traditions

Journal of Living Together, 2-3 (1), pp. 1-225, 2016ISSN: 2373-6615 (Print); 2373-6631 (Online).

@Article{Schiffman2016
Title = {Faith Based Conflict Resolution: Exploring the Shared Values in the Abrahamic Religious Traditions}
Author = {Lawrence H. Schiffman and Abdul Karim Bangura and Howard W. Hallman and Susan L. Podziba and Simon Babs Mala and Elma Rahman and Sharon Jackson and Amanda Smith Byron and George A. Genyi and Kelly James Clark and Basil Ugorji and Badru Hasan Segujja and Member George-Genyi and Ednah Kang’ee and Margaret Bai-Tachia }
Editor = {Abdul Karim Bangura}
Url = {https://www.icermediation.org/faith-based-conflict-resolution/}
ISSN = {2373-6615 (Print); 2373-6631 (Online)}
Year = {2016}
Date = {2016-12-18}
Book Title = {Faith Based Conflict Resolution: Exploring the Shared Values in the Abrahamic Religious Traditions}
Issue Title = {Faith Based Conflict Resolution: Exploring the Shared Values in the Abrahamic Religious Traditions}
Journal = {Journal of Living Together}
Volume = {2-3}
Number = {1}
Pages = {1-225}
Publisher = {International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation}
Address = {Mount Vernon, New York}
Edition = {2016}
Institution = {International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation}.

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