Forgiveness & Reconciliation: Public Policy & Conflict Transformation

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Raymond G. Helmick, Rodney Petersen
Templeton Foundation Press, 1 gen 2008 - 352 pagine

 This book brings together a unique combination of experts in the area of conflict resolution and focuses on the role forgiveness can play in the process. It deals with the theology, public policy, psychological and social theory, and social policy implementation of forgiveness.

The first section of the book explores how ideas like "forgiveness" and "reconciliation" are moving out from the seminary and academy into the world of public policy, and how these terms have been used and defined in the past. One of the contributors, Miroslav Volf, speaks to the Christian contribution of a more peaceful environment. The second section looks at forgiveness and public policy. One of the chapters, by Donald W. Shriver Jr., addresses forgiveness in a secular political forum.The third section of the book draws us to a more particular analysis of the relationship between forgiveness and reconciliation from voices in the academic and theological community. John Paul Lederach presents five qualities of practice in support of the reconciliation process. John Dawson gives hope for peace-making in a new century. The final section highlights the work of practitioners currently working with religion, public policy, and conflict transformation, particularly in areas such as Ireland and Africa. This book will be an essential for libraries, scholars, conflict negotiators, and all people who hope to understand the role of forgiveness in the peace process.Contributors include: Desmond M. Tutu, Rodney L. Petersen, Miroslav Volf, Stanley S. Harakas, Raymond G. Helmick, SJ, Joseph V. Montville, Douglas M. Johnston, Donna Hicks, Donald W. Shriver, Jr., Everett L. Worthington, Jr., John Paul Lederach, Ervin Staub, Laurie Anne Pearlman, John Dawson, Audrey R. Chapman, Olga Botcharova, Anthony da Silva, SJ, Geraldine Smythe, OP, Andrea Bartoli, Ofelia Ortega, and George F. R. Ellis.

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A Theology of Forgiveness Terminology Rhetoric the Dialectic of Interfaith Relationships
Forgiveness Reconciliation Justice A Christian Contribution to a More Peaceful Social Environment
3 Forgiveness Reconciliation An Orthodox Perspective
Does Religion Fuel or Heal in Conflicts?
Religion and Peacemaking
Religion and Foreign Policy
The Role of Identity Reconstruction in Promoting Reconciliation
Forgiveness A Bridge Across Abysses of Revenge
Truth Commissions as Instruments of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Implementation of Track Two Diplomacy Developing a Model of Forgiveness
Through Nonviolence to Truth Gandhis Vision of Reconciliation
Brokenness Forgiveness Healing and Peace in Ireland
Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Mozambique Peace Process
Conversion as a Way of Life in Cultures of Violence
Exploring the Unique Role of Forgiveness

Unforgiveness Forgiveness and Reconciliation and Their Implications for Societal Interventions
Five Qualities of Practice in Support of Reconciliation Processes
Healing Reconciliation and Forgiving after Genocide and Other Collective Violence
Hatreds End A Christian Proposal to Peacemaking in a New Century

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Informazioni sull'autore (2008)

 Raymond G. Helmick, SJ, teaches conflict resolution in the Department of Theology at Boston College. He has mediated in a number of conflicts in Northern Ireland, various Middle Eastern conflicts amd tje Balkan countries, among many others. He is on the executive board of the U.S. Interreligious Committee for Peace in the Middle East and served as senior associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies from 2000–2004. He is the author of numerous monographs and articles.

Rodney L. Petersen is executive director of the Boston Theological Institute, and teaches in the areas of history and ethics, currently focusing on issues of religion and violence. He is the author or editor of numerous articles and books including Consumption, Population, and Sustainability and Earth at Risk.

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