Unlike other books on conflict resolution that focus on particular places and moments in history, this original work attempts to understand the process from many different perspectives and in many different contexts - from international political conflicts, to racial and religious struggles within one culture, to the internal conflicts of individuals struggling with the desire for revenge in the wake of 9/11. Designed as a starting point for meaningful dialogue on the elusive concept of reconciliation, the book includes views from Christians and Muslims, scholars and politicians, and draws on religion, psychology, cultural studies, education theory, history, and law.
Table of Contents
Preface: Our Road to this Volume, Amy Benson Brown and Karen Poremski; Introduction: The Rhetoric of War and Reconciliation, Wayne Booth; Religion and Reconciliation; Rites and Remembrance: Living with the Dead of September 11, Gary Laderman; Vengeance Is Never Enough: Alternative Visions of Justice, Theophus Smith; Murder, Mourning, and the Ideal of Reconciliation, Tammy Krause; September 11: Clash of Civilizations or Islamic Revolution? Rich Martin; Science and Reconciliation; Reconciling Trauma and the Self: The Role of Narrative in Coping with Sexual Abuse and Terrorism, Robyn Fivush; Reconciliation and the Craving for Revenge in Psychotherapy, Robert Paul; How the "Law of the Jungle" Created the Need for Reconciliation, Frans de Waal; Reflections on the Future of Life, E. O. Wilson; Racial Reconciliation: Theory and Practice in the United States; United We Stand: Terrorism and National Identity, Angelika Bammer; Race, Class, and Reconciliation, Dan Carter; Toward a Vision of Reconciliation: Moving Beyond the Black / White "Race" Paradigm, Johnnetta Cole; Reconciliation and the Beloved Community, John Lewis; All God's Children Got Shoes: Social Justice and Reconciliation, Joseph Lowery; Higher Education and Human Rights; Practicing Reconciliation in the Classroom After September 11, Barbara Patterson; September 11 and the Search for Justice and Accountability, Abdullahi An-Na'im; Reconciliation in the New Millennium, Jimmy Carter; An Agenda for Higher Education, Rebecca Chopp