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Civic integration for religious community leaders new to Australia : a multifaith peacebuilding approach

Halafoff, Anna 2006, Civic integration for religious community leaders new to Australia : a multifaith peacebuilding approach, in Sociology for a mobile world : TASA 2006 : annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association, University of Western Australia &​ Murdoch University, 4-7 December 2006., Sociological Association of Australia (TASA), Hawthorn, Vic., pp. 1-9.

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Title Civic integration for religious community leaders new to Australia : a multifaith peacebuilding approach
Author(s) Halafoff, Anna
Conference name Australian Sociological Association. Conference (2006 : Perth, W. A.)
Conference location Perth, W. A.
Conference dates 4-7 Dec. 2006
Title of proceedings Sociology for a mobile world : TASA 2006 : annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association, University of Western Australia &​ Murdoch University, 4-7 December 2006.
Editor(s) Colic-Peisker, Val
Tilbury, Farida
McNamara, Bev
Publication date 2006
Conference series Australian Sociological Association. Conference
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Sociological Association of Australia (TASA)
Place of publication Hawthorn, Vic.
Keyword(s) globalisation
religiously diverse societies
role of religious leaders
multifaith communities
Summary We inhabit a mobile world. Globalisation has resulted in the rise of the movement of religion and therefore an increase in religiously diverse societies. A heightened awareness of global risks has also produced an unprecedented interest in global peace and security initiatives. Multifaith peacebuilding is an example of this phenomenon as it has gained increasing prominence on the global agenda since September 11. The role of religious leaders in promoting violence and peace is being examined by scholars, as is the growing multifaith peacebuilding movement. This paper will discuss a recent Australian pilot study, which applied a multifaith peacebuilding approach to civic integration training for religious community leaders. It argues that the peacebuilding potential of religious community leaders must be recognised and that integration strategies that are inclusive and promote the building of networks between multiple function systems, can contribute to security and social cohesion in diverse societies. Alternately, assimilationist, exclusionist strategies can exacerbate security risks. In an increasingly mobile world, religious diversity has become the norm and multifaith peacebuilding strategies require further research and state support.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 9781740521390
1740521390
Language eng
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2006, The Author
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30043761

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