When we speak of the role of faith in cross-cultural conflict resolution, our challenge is to honor the diversity of the world’s humanistic and spiritual traditions while seeking common ground among them. What we aspire towards, in other words, is an agenda for research, dialogue and activism that is global in conception and responsive to common challenges of peacemaking and coexistence within and among the world’s many traditions. It is no longer sufficient for transnational peace agendas to be defined primarily by the cultural experiences and perceived security threats of a particular nation or culture. We need new frameworks for organizing knowledge about religion, culture and spirituality – frameworks that recognize the powerful role that faith and belief play in conflict and conflict resolution, and that do not privilege one culture as ‘normal’ and label another as ‘exceptional’.
coexisting, cross-cultural conflict resolution, faith, Islam, peacemaking, religion, transnational peace
Said, Abdul Aziz and Funk, Nathan C.
"The Role of Faith in Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 9:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol9/iss1/3