Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots Peacebuilding between by Judy Kuriansky

By Judy Kuriansky

In the midst of ongoing Israeli-Palestinian clash, civil conflict, and political discord, brave civilians from each side are operating jointly towards mutual realizing and peace. In forty appealing chapters, specialists inform fascinating own tales, interwoven with psychosocial versions and rules, describing how humans residing in opposed cultures can determine concord. We come to grasp validated courses like Seeds of Peace and look for universal flooring, in addition to lesser-heralded, but valiant efforts by means of young ones and adults of the sector. This hope-filled paintings could be of curiosity to everybody who cares approximately peace, in addition to to pros and scholars within the social sciences, psychology, diplomacy, public coverage, human rights, and cross-cultural studies.

In the midst of ongoing Israeli-Palestinian clash, civil battle, and political discord, brave civilians from either side are operating jointly towards mutual realizing and peace. Israeli Jews and Arabs, and Palestinian Muslims and Christians, old and young, women and men, are cooperating in grassroots people-to-people tasks, constructing academic courses and growing actions to bridge their changes. past Bullets and Bombs showcases such amazing and critical tasks that deserve extra aid and international realization. In forty alluring chapters, specialists inform exciting own tales interwoven with psychosocial types and rules proving how humans residing in opposed cultures can determine peace.

This assortment is definitely the right better half to Kuriansky's prior ebook, Terror within the Holy Land: contained in the discomfort of the Israeli-Palestinian clash , an extraordinary paintings that offers greater than 30 chapters written by way of Israelis, Palestinians, and mental specialists at the underpinnings and results of the clash. within the quantity handy, we come to grasp verified courses like Seeds of Peace and look for universal flooring, in addition to lesser-heralded, but valiant efforts by way of kids and adults of the zone operating jointly for peace. either volumes should be of curiosity to each person who cares approximately peace, in addition to to pros and scholars within the social sciences, psychology, diplomacy, public coverage, human rights, and cross-cultural studies.

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In the first section, we explore the “before,” describing the experiences and perceptions that participants bring to the encounter. In the next section, we focus on cathartic aspects of dialogue, tracing the process through which participants share emotional burdens they are forced to bear by the conflict. Throughout, we draw on real-world illustrations from our work in IsraeliPalestinian peace building. Definition of Terms Approaching this subject from the interdisciplinary field of peace and conflict resolution, we should clarify what we mean by psychosocial.

Standing side by side, each in their own tradition, members of the Tariqa Ibrahimiyya called out, cried out to their Beloved Divine One, asking through prayer and shabbas dancing, and the rhythm of zikr and the drum, for peace to come to the Holy Land that they love; that the bloodshed end in all parts for all people; that the broken hearts everywhere be mended; that a possible just and sustainable peace be discovered. May that prayer be answered, soon and in our time. CHAPTER 3 THE PEACEBUILDER’S PARADOX AND THE DYNAMICS OF DIALOGUE: A PSYCHOSOCIAL PORTRAIT OF ISRAELIPALESTINIAN ENCOUNTERS Mohammed Abu Nimer and Ned Lazarus Introduction: The Peacebuilder’s Paradox Inside the encounter, they are all human beings.

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