Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque: A Collaborative by Jonathan Spencer,Jonathan Goodhand,Shahul Hasbullah

By Jonathan Spencer,Jonathan Goodhand,Shahul Hasbullah

Is faith most sensible noticeable as just a explanation for warfare, or is it a resource of convenience for these stuck up in clash?

Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque relies on fieldwork in Sri Lanka’s such a lot religiously assorted and politically stricken area within the ultimate years of the civil battle. It offers a sequence of latest and provocative arguments in regards to the promise of a religiously dependent civil society, and the strengths and weaknesses of non secular companies and non secular leaders in clash mediation. It argues that for individuals trapped in lengthy and violent conflicts, faith performs a contradictory position, usually appearing as a comforting and stabilising strength but in addition, in definite events, performing as a resource of recent clash. also, struggle itself can result in profound alterations in non secular associations: Catholic monks interact with Buddhist clergymen and new Muslim leaders, whereas Hindu temples and Pentecostal church buildings provide the promise of healing.

This booklet will galvanize new debate concerning the function of spiritual enterprises and leaders in events of utmost clash and may be of serious curiosity to scholars of anthropology, improvement reports, spiritual experiences and peace/conflict reports.

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