Between Terror and Tolerance: Religious Leaders, Conflict, by Timothy D. Sisk

By Timothy D. Sisk

Civil warfare and clash inside of nations is the main usual risk to peace and defense within the beginning a long time of the twenty-first century. A pivotal think about the escalation of tensions to open clash is the position of elites in exacerbating tensions alongside identification strains by means of giving the ideological justification, ethical reasoning, and phone to violence. Between Terror and Tolerance examines the various roles of spiritual leaders in societies deeply divided through ethnic, racial, or spiritual clash. The chapters during this publication discover situations whilst spiritual leaders have justified or catalyzed violence alongside identification strains, and different circumstances whilst spiritual elites have performed a serious position in easing tensions or maybe laying the root for peace and reconciliation.

This quantity beneficial properties thematic chapters at the linkages among faith, nationalism, and intolerance, transnational intra-faith clash within the Shi’a-Sunni divide, and state case stories of societal divisions or conflicts in Egypt, Israel and Palestine, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nigeria, Northern eire, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Tajikistan. The concluding bankruptcy explores the findings and their implications for rules and courses of overseas non-governmental corporations that search to motivate and increase the potential of spiritual leaders to play a confident position in clash resolution.

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