Religion and the Politics of Peace and Conflict

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Linda Hogan, Dylan Lehrke
Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2009 - 264 من الصفحات
Description: The connections between religion and violence are complex and multifaceted. From the conflicts in Middle East and the Balkans to those in Southeast Asia and beyond, religion frames and legitimates political violence. Moreover, in international relations since 9/11, religious language and metaphors have acquired a new significance. In this context the emerging consensus appears to be not only that violence is intrinsic to religion, but also that religions incite, legitimate, and intensify political violence. However, such an unambiguous indictment of religions is incomplete in that it fails both to appreciate significant counter examples and to recognize the diversity that exists within religions on the issue of violence, particularly the religious roots of pacifism and the ethics of non-violence. This collection explores aspects of this ambivalence between religion and violence. It focuses on traditions of legitimation and pacifism within the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and concludes with an examination of this ambivalence as it unfolds in each tradition's engagement with the politics of gender. Endorsements: ""The essays in this collection suggest that the tasks of ameliorating irrational fears and encouraging the recognition of irreducible interreligious complementarity are tasks that can and should be shared by Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Moreover these traditions are replete with exemplars, both historical and contemporary, who witness to the possibilities for interreligious dialogue and understanding. For religious persons, undoubtedly, these issues are particularly challenging since they require us to confront the complexities and limitations of our own traditions while also responding to their often-radical demands. Yet in these complexities lie the possibilities for the religions to develop a greater sense of mutual understanding, since it is in these complexities that the commonalities between the religions on the matter of political violence are found."" --from the Introduction About the Contributor(s): Linda Hogan is Professor of Ecumenics at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin. Dylan Lee Lehrke is a PhD candidate at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin. He also serves as Case Studies Working Group Chief of Staff for the DC-based Project on National Security Reform.

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Linda Hogan is a California girl and mother of two who has become a television personality, entrepreneur, and animal activist. Linda starred on the hit reality TV show Hogan Knows Best. Because of her on-and off-screen devotion to her family, she quickly became one of America s favorite moms. The television show stands as one of the highest-rated reality programs in VH1 network history.After a widely publicized divorce, Linda found the strength to rebuild her life and not look back. She reminds women everywhere that you can live and love again at any age. Linda is often asked to appear on TV news and talk shows to offer her advice on divorce, relationships, and women s empowerment. An animal lover and activist, Linda teamed up with PETA in 2010 to protest against animal abuse in the circus. She continues to be involved with this important cause as well as with the Humane Society and various pet adoption agencies. She is also on the committee for the Special Olympics, Miami-Dade County. She stays busy with many business endeavors, including launching her own skin care and clothing lines and operating her farm, Sunny Girl Avocados, in Southern California.Linda divides her time between Miami and Los Angeles, where she enjoys life in the sunshine with her boyfriend, Charley, and her twelve dogs.

Linda Hogan is Professor of Ecumenics at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin. Dylan Lee Lehrke is a PhD candidate at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin. He also serves as Case Studies Working Group Chief of Staff for the DC-based Project on National Security Reform.

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