Muslim and Christian Leaders Working Together

Building Reconciliation in the Sierra Leone Conflict

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    This article examines the work of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL) from an interreligious peace-building perspective. The study shows the importance of the personal motivation and commitment of religious leaders in peace-building. Thus, churches and mosques have the capacity to motivate and mobilize people into peace-building and reconciliation. Also, traditional African cleansing and healing rituals has enabled community-building among Islamic and Christian practices, demonstration that organized religions is a channel for people at the grass roots level, and a tool for national reconciliation. The results of this study argue that Muslims and Christians have common values and common ground which they can use in the midst of conflict to mediate peace.
    Alkuperäiskielienglanti
    LehtiJournal of Pan African Studies
    Vuosikerta8
    Numero9
    Sivut79-96
    Sivumäärä18
    ISSN0888-6601
    TilaJulkaistu - 1 joulukuuta 2015
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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    • 5201 Poliittinen historia

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