Religion, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
See Scriptures and basic explanations of several world religions: Links to English language sites only. See also the bibliography on Christian perspectives on conflict transformation, nonviolence and peacebuilding.
Abu-Nimer, Mohammed. "Conflict Resolution, Culture, and Religion: Toward a Training Model of Interreligious Peacebuilding." Journal of Peace Research 38(6) (2001): 685-704.
Abu-Nimer, Muhammad. "Conflict Resolution in an Islamic Context: Some Conceptual Questions," Peace and Change 21 (1) (January 1996): 22-40.
Abu-Nimer, Mohammed. Nonviolence and Peace Building in Islam: Theory and Practice. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2003.
Appleby, R. Scott. The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence and Reconciliation. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. read a review
Ashafa, Muhammad Nurayn, and James M. Wuye. The Pastor and the Imam Lagos: Ibrash Publications Centre Ltd., 1999.
Augsburger, David W. Caring Enough to Confront: How to Understand and Express Your Deepest Feelings Toward Others. Ventura, California: Regal Books, 1981.
Augsburger, David W. Caring Enough to Forgive. Ventura, California: Regal Books, 1981.
Augsburger, David W. Caring Enough to Hear and Be Heard. Ventura, California: Regal Books, 1982.
Augsburger, David W. Conflict Mediation Across Cultures: Pathways and Patterns. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox, 1992. read a review
Augsburger, David W. The New Freedom of Forgiveness. Chicago: Moody Press, 2000.
Bamba, Nobuya, and John F. Howes. Pacifism in Japan: The Christian and Socialist Tradition Vancouver: UBC Press, 1978
Battle, Michael J. Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu. Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press, 1997.
Bernbaum John J. Perspectives on Peacemaking Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1984.
Boulding, Elise. "Two Cultures of Religion as Obstacles to Peace." Zygon 21 (December, 1986): 501-18.
Bouth, Tsjeard, S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, and Mohammed Abu-Nimer. Faith-Based Peace-Building: Mapping and Analysis of Christian, Muslim and Multi-Faith Actors. Washington DC: Salam Institute for Peace & Justice and the Clingendael Institute, November 2005. Available: http://www.eldis.org/go/display/?id=21444&type=Document.
Brossart, D. Creative Conflict Resolution in Religious Education and Church Administration. Birmingham. AL: Religious Education Press, 1980.
Buttry, Daniel L. Christian Peacemaking: From Heritage to Hope. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1994.
Chacour, Elias, with Mary E. Jensen. We Belong to the Land: the Story of a Palestinian Israeli Who Lives for Peace and Reconciliation.. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2001.
Chacour, Elias, with David Hazard. Blood Brothers.. Grand Rapids MI: Chosen, 2003.
Chapman, Audrey R, and Bernard Spong. Religion and Reconciliation in South Africa: Voices of Religious Leaders. Philadelphia and London: Templeton Foundation Press, 2004.
Chappell, David W., ed. Buddhist Peacework: Creating Cultures of Peace. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 1999.
Coward, Harold, and Gordon S. Smith, eds. Religion and Peacebuilding. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2003.
Cox, Gray. Peace New York: Paulist Press, 1986.
John Derksen. "Nonviolent Political Action in Sixteenth-Century Strasbourg: The Ziegler Brothers" Mennonite Quarterly Review 78 (4)(October 2004): 543-556.
John Derksen. "Peacemaking Principles Drawn from Opposition to the Crusades, 1095-1276" Peace Research 36(2)(November 2004): 41-58.
Docherty, Jayne Seminare. Learning Lessons from Waco: Whe Parties Bring Their Gods to the Negotiation Table. Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press, 2001.
Driver, John. How Christians Made Peace With War: Early Christian Understandings of War. Scottdale PA and Waterloo, ON: Herald Press, 1988. read a review.
Friesen, Duane K. Christian Peacemaking and International Conflict: A Realist Pacifist Perspective Scottdale: Herald Press, l986.
Galtung, Johan. "On the Meaning of Nonviolence." Journal of Peace Research 2 (3) (1965): 228-257.
Gangel, Kenneth O., and Samuel L. Canine. Communication and Conflict Management in Churches and Christian Organizations. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1992.
Garfinkel, Renee. What Works?: Evaluating Interfaith Dialogue Programs. Special Report 123. Washington, DC: US Institute of Peace Press, 2004. Available online: http://www.usip.org/publications/what-works-evaluating-interfaith-dialogue-programs
Girard, René. I See Satan Fall Like Lightning. Translated by James G. Williams. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2002. read a review.
Girard, René. Violence and the Sacred. Translated by Patrick Gregory. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1972, 1977.
Gish, Arthur G. Hebron Journal. Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press, 2001.
Gopin, Marc. Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Gopin, Marc. "Forgiveness as an Element of Conflict Resolution in Religious Cultures: Walking the Tightrope of Reconciliation and Justice." In Reconciliation, Coexistence, and Justice in Interethnic Conflicts: Theory and Practice, edited by Mohammed Abu-Nimer. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2001.
Gopin, Marc. Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Gopin, Marc. "Religion, Violence, and Conflict Resolution." Peace & Change 22(1) (January 1997): 1-31.
Graybill, Lyn S. "South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Ethical and Theologoical Perspectives." Ethics and International Affairs 12 (1998): 45.
Guinn, David. Protecting Jerusalem's Holy Sites: A Strategy for Negotiating a Sacred Peace. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Hadley, Michael L., ed. Spiritual Roots of Restorative Justice New York: SUNY Press, 2001.
Hauerwas, Stanley. The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics Notredame: University of Notredame, 1983.
Helmick, Raymond G., and Rodney L Petersen, eds. Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Religion, Public Policy, and Conflict Transformation. Radnor, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2001.
Hamzeh, Nizar "The Role of Hizbullah in Conflict Management Within Lebanon's Shia Community," in Conflict Resolution in the Arab World, edited by Paul Salem, 93-118. Beirut: Lebanon: American University of Beirut, 1997.
Irani, George Emile. "Acknowledgement, Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Conflict Resolution: Perspectives from Lebanon." Chronos 5 (2002): 195-220.
Irani, George E. "Islamic Mediation Techniques for Middle East Conflicts." Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) 3 (2) (June 1999).
Irani, George. "Rituals of Reconciliation: Arabic-Islamic Perspectives." Mind and Human Interaction: Windows Between History, Culture, Politics, and Psychoanalysis 11 (4)(2000): 226-45.
Irani, George, and Laurie King-Irani. Recognizing the Other, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Lessons From Lebanon. Beirut: Lebanese American University, 1996.
Irani, George E. The Papacy and the Middle East: The Role of the Holy See in the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1989.
Johansen, Robert C. "Radical Islam and Nonviolence: A Case Study of Religious Empowerment and Constraint among Pashtuns." Journal of Peace Research 34 (1) (February, 1997): 53-71.
Johnson, Richard L., and Eric Ledbetter. "Spiritualizing the Political: Christ and Christianity in Gandi's Satyagraha." Peace & Change 22(1) (January 1997): 32-48.
Johnston, Douglas. "Faith Based Organizations: The Religious Dimensions of Peacebuilding." In People Building Peace II: Successful Stories of Civil Society, edited by Paul Van Tongeren et al
Johnston, Douglas, and Cynthia Sampson, eds. Religion, The Missing Dimension of Statecraft. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Keegan, Judith M. "The Peacemakers: Biblical Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation as a Model Alternative to Litigation." Missouri Journal of Dispute Resolution (1987): 11-26.
Kennedy, R. Scott. "The Druze of the Golan: A Case of Non-Violent Resistance." Journal of Palestine Studies 13 (2) (Winter, 1984): 48-64.
King-Irani, Laurie E. "Rituals of Reconciliation and Processes of Empowerment in Post-War Lebanon." In Traditional Cures for Modern Conflicts: African Conflict Medicine, edited by I. William Zartman. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publisher, 1999.
Kings, Graham. "Canal, River and Rapids: Contemporary Evangelicalism in the Church of England." Anvil 20(3)(September 2003): 167-184. Available at http://www.fulcrum-anglican.org.uk/news/2003/20030930watercourses.cfm?doc=2.
Kraybill, Ronald S. "From Head to Heart: The Cycle of Reconciliation." Conciliation Quarterly 7(4)(1998).
Kraybill, Ronald S. Repairing the Breach: Ministering in Community Conflict. Scottdale PA and Kitchener, ON: Herald Press, 1981.
Leas, Speed B.and Paul Kittlaus. Church Fights: Managing Conflict in the Local Church. Philadelphia:The Westminster Press, 1978.
Leas, Speed B. Moving Your Church Through Conflict. New York: Alban Institute, 1985.
Lederach, John Paul. The Journey Toward Reconciliation. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1999. See
Little, David, ed. Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Lloyd, Rhiannon, and Kristine Bresser. "Healing the Wounds of Ethnic Conflict: The Role of the Church in Healing, Forgiveness and Reconciliation." Geneva: Le Rucher/Mercy Ministries, 1998.
Luttwak, Edward. "Franco-German Reconciliation: The Overlooked Role of the Moral Re-Armament Movement." In Religion, the Missing Dimension of Statecraft, edited by Douglas Johnston and Cynthia Sampson, 37-63. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Maha, Ghosananda. Step by Step: Meditations on Wisdom and Compassion, edited by Jane Sharada Mahoney and Philip Edmonds. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1992.
Marshall, Christopher D. Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime, and Punishment. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.
McConnell, John A. Mindful Mediation: A Handbook for Buddhist Peacemakers. Bangkok: Buddhist Research Institute and others, 2001. (Distributed by Asia Books Co. Ltd., tel. 662-391-2680; Coordinated by Foundation for Children publishing house, 1845/328 Soi Charaslarp, Sirindhorn Rd., Bangplud, Bangkok, Thailand, tel/fax 662-424-6404).
McHugh, Gerald Austin. Christian Faith and Criminal Justice: Toward a Christian Response to Crime and Punishment. New York: Paulist Press, 1978.
Mennonite Conciliation Service. Mediation Training Manual: Skills for Constructive Conflict Transformation. Akron, PA: Mennonite Conciliation Service, 1992.
Merton, Thomas. The Nonviolent Alternative. Revised Edition of Thomas Merton on Peace. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1980.
Miller, Melissa A. Family Violence: The Compassionate Church Responds. Waterloo, ON: Herald Press, 1994.
Nhat Hanh, Thich. For A Future To Be Possible: Commentaries on the Five Wonderful Precepts. Revised edition. Berkely, CA: Parallax Press, 1993.
Nhat Hanh, Thich. Being Peace. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1987.
Nhat Hanh, Thich. Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1993.
Neufeld, Tom Yoder. Guilt and Humaneness: The Significance of Guilt for the Humanization of the Judicial-Correctional System. Kingston, Ontario: Queen's Theological College, 1992.
Northey, Wayne. Biblical/Theological Works Contributing to Restorative Justice: A Bibliographic Essay. Elkhart, IN: MCC US Office of Criminal Justice, 1992.
Northey, Wayne. "Justice is Peacemaking: A Biblical Theology of Peacemaking in Response to Criminal Conflict." New Perspectives on Crime and Justice. Issue No. 12. Akron, PA: MCC Office of Criminal Justice, 1992.
Nouwen, Henri, 1932-1996. Peacework. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2005
Nyamugasira, Warren, Lincoln Ndogoni, and Solomon Nsabiyera. "Rwanda: Telling a Different Story." In Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: Lessons from Practitioners, edited by Mark Janz and Joann Slead, 186-215. Monrovia, Calif: World Vision, 2000.
O'Reilly, Siobhan. The Contribution of Community Development to Peacebuilding: World Vision's Area Development Programmes. UK: World Vision UK, 1998.
Paige, Glenn D. Chaiwat Satha-Anand (Qader Muheideen), and Sara Gilliatt, eds. Islam and Nonviolence. Honolulu: Center for Global Nonviolence, 1986. available online.
Pearce, W. Barnett, and Stephen W. Littlejohn. Moral Conflict: When Social Worlds Collide. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1997. read a review
Picard, C. A., and K.R. Melchin. Conflict Management in a Church Context. Ottawa, ON: Picard and Associates, 1988.
Plunk, Roger. The Wandering Peacemaker. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing, 2000.
Polner, Murray, and Naomi Goodman, eds. The Challenge of Shalom: The Jewish Tradition of Peace and Justice Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1994.
Powell, Elinor D.U. The Heart of Conflict: A Spirituality of Transformation. Kelowna, BC: Northstone Publishing, 2003. read a review.
Redekop, Vern Neufeld. From Violence to Blessing: How an Understanding of Deep-rooted Conflict Can Open Paths of Reconciliation. Ottawa: Novalis, 2002.
Redekop, Vern, ed. "Scapegoats, the Bible, and Criminal Justice: Interacting with Rene Girard." New Perspectives on Crime and Justice. No. 13. Akron, PA: MCC Office of Crime and Justice, 1993.
Rittner, Carol, John K Roth, and Wendy Whitworth, eds. Genocide in Rwanda: Complicity of the Churches? St. Paul, MN: Paragon, 2004.
Ruth-Heffelbower, Duane. The Anabaptists Are Back: Making Peace in a Dangerous World. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1991.
Ruth-Heffelbower, Duane. "Reconciling Injustices: A Process for Indonesia."Islamic Millennium Journal 1 (1) (Sept.-Nov. 2001): 56-62.
Said, Abdul Aziz, Nathan C. Funk, and Ayse S. Kadayifci. Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam: A Global Philsophy. Lanham, New York Oxford: University Press of America, 2001.
Said, Abdul Aziz, and Nathan C. Funk. Peace in Islam: An Ecology of the Spirit. Cambridge, MASS: Harvard University Press, 2003
Salam Institute for Peace and Justice. Muslim Peacebuilding Actors in the Balkans, Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region. Washington and the Hague: Salam Institute for Peace and Justice and the Clingendael Institute, May 2005.
Salem, Paul, ed. Conflict Resolution in the Arab World. Beirut: Lebanon: American University of Beirut, 1997.
Salmi, Ralph H., Cesar Adib Majul, and George K. Tanham, eds. Islam and Conflict Resolution: Theories and Practices. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1998.
Sampson, Cynthia, "Religion and Peacebuilding." In Peacemaking in International Conflict: Methods and Techniques, edited by I. William Zartman, and J. Lewis Rasmussen, 273-315. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1996.
Sampson, Cynthia, and John Paul Lederach, eds. From the Ground Up: Mennonite Contributions to International Peacebuilding. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Sande, Ken, Managing Conflict in Your Church. Includes 8 audiotapes. Billings, MT: Institute for Christian Conciliation, 1993. read a review.
Sande, Ken. The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict. Grand Rapid, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1991. read a review.
Satha-Anand, Chaiwat. "Three Prophets' Nonviolent Actions: Case Stories from the Lives of the Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad." In The Frontiers of Nonviolence, edited by Chaiwat Satha-Anand and Michael True. Honolulu: International Peace Research Association, 1998.
Satha-Anand, Chaiwat. The Nonviolent Crescent: Two Essays on Islam and Nonviolence. IFOR Occasional Paper Series #3. Nyack, NY: FOR, 1996
Satha-Anand, Chaiwat, and Suwanna Satha-Anand. Struggling Dove and Plastic Lotus: Peacemaking in Thai Society. Bangkok, Thailand: Pridi Banomyong Institute, 1987.
Schirch, Lisa. Conflict Intervention by Civilian Peace Teams. Uppsala, Sweden: Life and Peace Institute, 1995.
Schreiter, Robert J. . The Ministry of Reconciliation: Spirituality and Strategies. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1998.
Schreiter, Robert J. Reconciliation: Mission and Ministry in a Changing Social Order. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1992.
Schrock-Shenk, Carolyn, ed. Mediation and Facilitation Training Manual: Foundations and Skills for Constructive Conflict Transformation , Fourth edition. Akron,PA: Mennonite Conciliation Service, 2000.
Schrock-Shenk, Carolyn, and Lawrence Ressl, eds. Making Peace With Conflict: Practical Skills for Conflict Transformation. Scottsdale, PA : Herald Press, 1999. See
Seul, Jeffrey R. "'Ours is the Way of God': Religion, Identity, and Intergroup Conflict." Journal of Peace Research 36(5)(1999): 553-569.
Shriver, Donald W., Jr. An Ethic for Enemies: Forgiveness in Politics. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Smedes, Lewis B. The Art of Forgiving: When you Need to Forgive and Don't Know How. New York, NY: Ballantyne Books, 1996.
Smedes, Lewis B. Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve. New York, NY: Pocket Books, 1984.
Smock, David R., ed. Interfaith Dialogue and Peace Building. Washington, DC: US Institute of Peace Press, 2002.
Smock, David R. Perspectives on Pacifism: Christian, Jewish and Muslim Views on Non-Violence. Washington, DC: US Institute of Peace, 1995.
Smock, David R. Religious Perspectives on War: Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Attitudes Toward Force After the Gulf War. Washington, DC: United States Institute for Peace, 1992. read a review.
Stassen, Glen H. Just Peacemaking: Transformation Initiatives for Justice and Peace. Westminster: John Knox Press, 1992.
Steinberg, Gerald M. "Interpretations of Jewish Traditions on Democracy, Land and Peace Journal of Church and State." Journal of Church and State 43 (1) (2001): 93-103.
Steinberg, Gerald M. Jewish Approaches to Conflict Resolution. Vol. 12, Jewish Political Studies Review. Tel Hai 13, Jerusalem: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2000.
Swartley, Willard M., ed. The Bible and Law. Occasional Papers No. 3. Elkhart, IN: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 1982.
Swartley, Willard M. Slavery Sabbath War & Women: Case Issues in Biblical Interpretation. Scottdale PA and Waterloo, ON: Herald Press, 1983.
Thomas, Marlin E., ed. Transforming Conflict in Your Church. Scottdale PA: Herald Press, 2002.
Tillich, Paul. Theology of Peace Louisville, Kentucky: John Knox Press, 1990.
Tutu, Desmond. No Future Without Forgiveness. New York: Doubleday, 1999.
Ury, William L. ed. Must We Fight? From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard – A New Perspective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
Weber, Thomas. "Gandhi, Deep Ecology, Peace Research and Buddhist Economics." Journal of Peace Research 36(3)(1999): 289-307.
Weber, Thomas, and Yeshua Moser-Punagsuwan. Nonviolent Intervention Across Borders: A Recurrent Vision. University of Hawaii Press, 2000.
Weschler, Lawrence. A Miracle, a Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers. New York: Pantheon Books, 1990.
Whitehead, James D, and Evelyn Eaton Whitehead. Shadows of the Heart: A Spirituality of the Negative Emotions. New York: Crossroad Publishing, 1994.
Wiesenthal, Simon. The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness. New York, NY: Schocken Books, 1998.
Wilcock, Evelyn. Pacifism and the Jews: Studies of 20th Century Jewish Pacifists. London, UK: Hawthorn Press, 1994.
Will, James E. A Christology of Peace. Louisville, Kentucky: John Knox Press.
Wink, Walter. Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992.
Wink, Walter, ed. Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way. Philadelphia: Augsburg Fortress, 2003.
Wink, Walter. Naming the Powers: The Language of Power in the New Testament. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984. read a review.
Wink, Walter, ed. Peace is the Way: Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2000.
Wink, Walter. Unmasking the Powers: The Invisible Forces That Determine Human Existence. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1986.
Wink, Walter, ed. When the Powers Fall: Reconciliation in the Healing of Nations. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1998.
Wuye, James, and Muhammad Ashafa. The Pastor and the Imam: Responding to Conflict Kaduna, Nigeria: Ibrash Press, 1999.
Yoder, Perry B. Shalom: The Bible's Word for Salvation, Justice, and Peace. Newton, Kansas: Faith and Life Press, 1987.
Yoder, John H. What Would You Do? Waterloo, ON: Herald Press, 1992.
Zehr, Howard. "Retributive Justice, Restorative Justice." New Perspectives in Crime and Justice. No. 4. Akron, PA: MCC Office of Crime and Justice, 1985.
Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding: A Selected Bibliography (formerly Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding: A Selected Bibliography). Copyright 1997-2008 Catherine Morris. All rights reserved.