Identity Reconsidered


Identity-based differences related to race, ethnicity, or religion may not always be the sole reason for conflicts spiraling out of control. However, such divides should not be underestimated, because they may be at the root of violence and armed conflicts. This article looks at some of these contemporary trends and then explores how the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith on nested identities might inform this subject and provide a new framework of analysis. The article further examines some of the consequences arising from narrowly-construed identity formations and, in conclusion, offers some practical ideas for implementing effective peacebuilding programs. 

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Caldwell, Zarrín (2014). Identity Reconsidered

Journal of Living Together, 1 (1), pp. 39-44, 2014, ISSN: 2373-6615 (Print); 2373-6631 (Online).

Title = {Identity Reconsidered }
Author = {Zarrín Caldwell}
Url = {}
ISSN = {2373-6615 (Print); 2373-6631 (Online)}
Year = {2014}
Date = {2014-09-18}
IssueTitle = {The Role of Religion and Ethnicity in Contemporary Conflict: Related Emerging Tactics, Strategies and Methodologies of Mediation and Resolution}
Journal = {Journal of Living Together}
Volume = {1}
Number = {1}
Pages = {39-44}
Publisher = {International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation}
Address = {Mount Vernon, New York}
Edition = {2014}.


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