Faith–Based Diplomacy

Faith–Based Diplomacy

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The rise of religion and religious actors combined with nonstate actorsa€™ increasing influence in the international order has become the new normal. These fundamental changes in the security environment call for a new paradigm to address national security concerns. That paradigm must acknowledge the cultural and historical factors at the heart of many identity-based conflicts and advance the role of nation-states in resolving them. That emerging paradigm is faith-based diplomacy, and this booka€”written by one of the worlda€™s leading expertsa€”describes the principles and methodology of this form of engagement in the strategic political realm. It is informed by twenty-five years of experience in some of the worlda€™s roughest neighborhoods, including East Central Europe and the Balkans, Sudan, Kashmir, and the Middle East. Canon Brian Cox is an ordained Episcopal priest; a pastor in Santa Barbara, California; a diplomat with a Washington, DC, nongovernmental organization; and a professor in a law schoola€“based conflict-resolution program in Southern California.To plan and organize a faithbased reconciliation workshop for young adult Kashmiris (for May/June 2001) in cooperation with the ... An important focus of the meetings with Firdous Syed in Jammu was on discussion of this initiative. ... Secondly, he was instrumental in suggesting changes to the Abrahamic edition of the workshop manual that will generate greater receptivity among Kashmiri Muslims.

Title:Faith–Based Diplomacy
Author:Brian Cox
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2015-06-19


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