By Mohammed Abu-Nimer,Amal I. Khoury,Emily Welty

ISBN-10: 1601270135

ISBN-13: 9781601270139

Nowhere are the stakes of sectarian clash as excessive as within the center East, and nowhere is the perform of interfaith discussion (IFD) extra fraught with trouble. The questions, then, obviously come up: what kind of individual attempts whatever as audacious as interfaith discussion in the sort of polarized weather? And what do they wish to realize? The solutions to either questions are unusually varied. The authors, after in brief introducing IFD’s imperative techniques and phrases, its quite a few versions, and the character of IFD in a center jap context, cross directly to talk about the problematic relationships among interfaith actions and spiritual id, nationalism, violence, and peacemaking in 4 very various settings: Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, and Jordan. yet they've got long past past mere reportage and research, interviewing the total cross-section of neighborhood IFD staff: not just clerics and “dialoguing” execs, but in addition Palestinian housewives, Maronite civic leaders, Israeli schoolteachers, Coptic storekeepers—laypersons who're frequently extra eloquent than any pupil at expressing the realities, hopes, and frustrations of IFD inside their domestic nations. Liberally quoting those frontline employees, the authors tackle the perennial trouble confronted through IFD proponents: stay away from politics and threat irrelevance, or take in the political questions and hazard “politicizing” the discussion, with all of the disruptive results this suggests. notably, this crucial e-book demonstrates the need for interfaith discussion in those polarized societies, and the level to which, opposed to robust odds, non secular groups are connecting with each one other.

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