By Jonathan Spencer,Jonathan Goodhand,Shahul Hasbullah
Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque is predicated on fieldwork in Sri Lanka’s such a lot religiously diversified and politically sector within the last years of the civil conflict. It presents a chain of latest and provocative arguments concerning the promise of a religiously established civil society, and the strengths and weaknesses of non secular agencies and non secular leaders in clash mediation. It argues that for individuals trapped in lengthy and violent conflicts, faith performs a contradictory position, frequently appearing as a comforting and stabilising strength but additionally, in sure occasions, performing as a resource of latest clash. also, conflict itself can result in profound alterations in spiritual associations: Catholic monks have interaction with Buddhist clergymen and new Muslim leaders, whereas Hindu temples and Pentecostal church buildings provide the promise of healing.
This ebook will impress new debate in regards to the function of non secular organizations and leaders in events of maximum clash and may be of serious curiosity to scholars of anthropology, improvement experiences, non secular reviews and peace/conflict stories.
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Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque: A Collaborative Ethnography of War and Peace (Anthropology, Culture and Society) by Jonathan Spencer,Jonathan Goodhand,Shahul Hasbullah