By Jonathan Spencer,Jonathan Goodhand,Shahul Hasbullah
Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque relies on fieldwork in Sri Lanka’s such a lot religiously varied and politically quarter within the final years of the civil conflict. It presents a sequence of recent and provocative arguments concerning the promise of a religiously established civil society, and the strengths and weaknesses of spiritual agencies and spiritual leaders in clash mediation. It argues that for individuals trapped in lengthy and violent conflicts, faith performs a contradictory position, frequently performing as a comforting and stabilising strength but in addition, in convinced events, appearing as a resource of recent clash. also, conflict itself may end up in profound adjustments in non secular associations: Catholic monks have interaction with Buddhist priests and new Muslim leaders, whereas Hindu temples and Pentecostal church buildings supply the promise of healing.
This booklet will impress new debate concerning the position of spiritual corporations and leaders in occasions of utmost clash and should be of serious curiosity to scholars of anthropology, improvement reports, spiritual reports and peace/conflict reviews.
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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