The multifaith movement : global risks and cosmopolitan solutions

Halafoff, Anna 2013, The multifaith movement : global risks and cosmopolitan solutions, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

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Title The multifaith movement : global risks and cosmopolitan solutions
Author(s) Halafoff, Anna
Publication date 2013
Total pages 181
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Keyword(s) sociology
religion
multifaith
social movements
Summary This book documents the ultramodern rise of the multifaith movement, as mulitfaith initiatives have been increasingly deployed as cosmopolitan solutions to counter global risks such as terrorism and climate change at the turn of the 21st century. These projects aim to enhance common security, particularly in Western societies following the events of September 11, 2001 and the July 2005 London bombings, where multifaith engagement has been promoted as a strategy to counter violent extremism. The author draws on interviews with 56 leading figures in the field of multifaith relations, including Paul Knitter, Eboo Patel, Marcus Braybrooke, Katherine Marshall, John Voll and Krista Tippett.
Identifying the principle aims of the multifaith movement, the analysis explores the benefits—and challenges—of multifaith engagement, as well as the effectiveness of multifaith initiatives in countering the process of radicalization. Building on notions of cosmopolitanism, the work proposes a new theoretical framework termed ‘Netpeace’, which recognizes the interconnectedness of global problems and their solutions. In doing so, it acknowledges the capacity of multi-actor peacebuilding networks, including religious and state actors, to address the pressing dilemmas of our times. The primary intention of the book is to assist in the formation of new models of activism and governance, founded on a ‘politics of understanding’ modeled by the multifaith movement.
ISBN 9400752091
9789400752092
Language eng
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
220405 Religion and Society
220402 Comparative Religious Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950404 Religion and Society
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051618

Document type: Book
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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