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From the Ground Up : Mennonite Contributions to International Peacebuilding - Cynthia Sampson

From the Ground Up

Mennonite Contributions to International Peacebuilding

By: Cynthia Sampson (Editor), John Paul Lederach (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9780195136425
Number Of Pages: 336

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In recent years, religion- and culture-based approaches to conflict resolution have been implemented at both the local and regional level. The U.S. State Department, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and other governmental agencies now recognize that religious leaders, transnational religious movements, and faith-based NGOs are central players in the post Cold War era of ethnic and religious conflict.
Through the Mennonite Central Committee and its International Conciliation Service, the Mennonites have been the leaders in this emerging area of expertise. This collection of essays chronicles, analyzes, and evaluates the Mennonite contribution to the new cultural paradigm in conflict resolution and peacebuilding theory and practice. Here, essayists provide a thorough account of Mennonite initiatives to prevent, resolve, or transform conflict in a variety of settings. Part One of this volume sets the subject in historical context. Part Two presents case studies of Mennonite peacebuilding in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Colombia, Nicaragua, Somalia, Liberia, Haiti, and Hebron. In Part Three, four non-Mennonite scholars look at Mennonite peacebuilding, comparing it to Quaker and secular techniques, exploring its relationship with Mennonite religious values, and assessing its strengths and weaknesses.
Thoroughly researched and carefully argued, From the Ground Up is a vital resource for students and scholars of religion, diplomacy, and peacemaking.

Prefacep. v
Contributorsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xv
Setting the Contextp. 1
a History of the Mennonite Conciliation Service, International Conciliation Service, and Christian Peacemaker Teamsp. 3
Reflections on Twenty Years in Peacebuildingp. 30
Journey from Resolution to Transformative Peacebuildingp. 45
Mennonite Peacebuilding in Practicep. 57
Building Peace in South Africa: A Case Study of Mennonite Programp. 75
Mennonites and Conflict in Northern Ireland, 1970-1998p. 77
Partnering with Mennonites in Northern Irelandp. 97
Creating Space for Peace the Central American Peace Portfoliop. 104
Building Peace from Below and Inside the Mennonite Experience in Colombiap. 122
Mennonite Central Committee Efforts in Somalia and Somalilandp. 141
the ""Bottom-Up"" Alternative in Somali Peacebuildingp. 149
Trauma-Healing and Reconciliation Workshops During Liberia's Civil Crisisp. 165
Summary and Analysisp. 183
Conclusionp. 199
Analysis of Mennonite Peacebuildingp. 201
Mennonite Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation a Cultural Analysisp. 216
Mennonite Approaches to Peace and Conflict Resolutionp. 218
The Religious Component of Mennonite Peacemaking and Its Global Implicat ionsp. 233
Local Assessments of Mennonite Peacebuildingp. 256
Appendix a Who Are the Mennonites?p. 275
Notesp. 281
Works Citedp. 294
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780195136425
ISBN-10: 019513642X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st June 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 16.2  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.62

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