Religion as a Conversation Starter: Interreligious Dialogue for Peacebuilding in the Balkans

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A&C Black, Nov 3, 2011 - Religion - 194 pages
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Religion as a Conversation Starter is the first comprehensive analysis of the present state of interreligious dialogue for peacebuilding in Southeast Europe. It is based on empirically grounded and policy-oriented research, carried out throughout the Balkans. The study maps recent interreligious relations in this part of the world, throwing light on both the achievements and challenges of interreligious dialogue for peacebuilding in particular, and offering a set of up-to-date policy recommendations, whilst contributing to a greater understanding of the local particularities and how they relate to broader trends transnationally. Interreligious dialogue has been a central tool in the continuous international efforts to promote peaceful living together in multicultural and multireligious societies. This fascinating monograph explores the place of interreligious dialogue as a primary method in conflict resolution and peacebuilding, and will be of interest to scholars of religious and peace studies, as well as those who advocate and carry out organized interventions in religion-related spheres.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
1876
Introduction
1879
Chapter 1Towards a Theory of Interreligious Dialogue for Peacebuilding
1885
An Overview
1906
Structural Developments
1920
Chapter 4Major Achievements and Challenges in Interreligious Dialogue for Peacebuilding in the Balkans
1944
Chapter 5Policy Recommendations
1963
Conclusion
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Notes
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Bibliography
1995
Index of Persons
2007
Index of Organizations
2010
General Index
2013
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Dr Ina Merdjanova is Director of the Center for Interreligious Dialogue and Conflict Prevention at the Scientific Research Department at Sofia University, Bulgaria.

Professor Patrice Brodeur is the Canada Research Chair on Islam, Pluralism and Globalization at the University of Montreal, Canada.

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