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Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution

Dubensky, Joyce S.; Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding,

Every day, men and women risk their lives to stop violence in religiously charged conflicts around the world. You may not know their names – but you should. Peacemakers in Action, Volume 2 provides a window into the triumphs, risks, failures, and lessons learned of eight remarkable, religiously motivated peacemakers including: • A Methodist bishop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who confronts armed warlords on his front lawn • A Christian who travels to Syria to coordinate medical aid and rebuild postwar communities • A Muslim woman, not knowing how Kabul’s imams will react, arrives to train them on how to treat women – respectfully. Volume 2 offers students of religious and grassroots peacebuilding informative techniques and methods for organizing community action, establishing trust in conflict, and instilling hope amid turmoil. The book also features updates of case studies presented in Volume 1.