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Pursuing Just Peace

An Overview and Case Studies for Faith-Based Peacebuilders

A practical resource for CRS staff and its church and secular partners that also addresses the wider community of peacebuilding practitioners and those grappling with injustice and conflict. It delves into understanding and appreciation for faith-based peacebuilding in the hope that many may benefit from it. Seven case studies describe concrete initiatives within highly diverse contexts and with a variety of organizations, approaches and entry points in peacebuilding. Three case studies focus on strengthening internal church peacebuilding capacity through peace education, one looks at the role of alliances and networks in advocacy for addressing gender-based violence, and three focus on ecumenical and inter-religious collaboration. An introductory essay provides a general overview and literature review for faith-based peacebuilding, discusses processes, and describes key roles that faith-based actors can play.

Edited by Mark M. Rogers, Tom Bamat, and Julie Ideh

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Introduction 3
An Introductory Overview to Faith-Based Peacebuilding by David Steele 5
Case Studies on Education and Capacity Building 43
A Case Study on Networking Against Gender Based Violence 83
Case Studies on Ecumenical and Inter-religious Collaboration 99
Synthesis: Gleanings on Process-Structures—Currents, Gravity, Streams and Leverage 145

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