Theology, Conflict and Peacebuilding


Theology, Conflict, and Peacebuilding grew out of conversations among Catholic theologians engaged in peace studies across different continents and contexts. The first of two parts in this pioneering volume consists of methodological reflections on: peace and symbolic violence; ecclesiology and peacebuilding; self-determination; healing of perpetrators; and humility as political virtue. The second gathers accounts of insights and experiences on the ground: nonviolent resistance in the face of state repression; confronting sexual violence in the military establishment; cooptation of a religious shrine in a multi-faith setting; women-led peacekeeping in an indigenous community; and interfaith dialogue in cyberspace.