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  1. The heart of your studies will be reading texts, both those suggested by the tutor but especially those you seek out yourself. As Master's level students you will be expected to engage with the latest scholarship and this is often found in relevant journals, reports and publications. Remember always be analytical when appraising any source and think about the author's subjective preconceptions and chosen methods these will inevitably give the research a bias.

     

     Laura Gittins is the librarian who supports this course (Laura.Gittins@winchester.ac.uk).

  2. Key Texts 3 items
    1. The ambivalence of the sacred: religion, violence, and reconciliation - R. Scott Appleby, Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

  3. Week 1 – Module Introduction. Defining ‘Religion’ and ‘Peacebuilding’ 3 items
  4. Week 2 – Religious Resources for Peacebuilding 2 items
    1. Religion and Peacebuilding - Cynthia Sampson

      Chapter Essential

  5. Week 3 - Religious Peacebuilding: The Development of the Field 6 items
    1. Pages 14 - 45

      Chapter Essential

    2. "Introduction"

      Chapter Essential

  6. Week 5 – The Ambivalence of the Sacred 4 items
  7. Week 6 – Hertog’s Complexities 1 item
  8. Week 7 – Omer and the Reflexive Turn 1 item
  9. Week 8 – Religion and Peacebuilding Policy 2 items
    1. Pages 70 - 74

      Chapter Essential

  10. Week 9 – Strategic and Liberal Peacebuilding: What Role for Religion? 2 items
    1. "Strategic Peacebuilding: An Overview". - John Paul Lederach, R. Scott Appleby

      Chapter Essential

  11. Week 10 – Religion and Conflict Assessment 1 item
    1. Religion in Conflict and Peacebuilding - Owen Frazer, Mark Owen 2017

      Document Essential

  12. Week 11 – The Future of Religious Peacebuilding 1 item
  13. Weeks 12 – Student Presentations and Peer Feedback 1 item
    1. No set reading

  14. Indicative Reading List 43 items
    1. Below is a list of texts which are of direct relevance to this module. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list and there will be many more books which are relevant to your specific area of study or assignment subject. As Master's level students you will be expected to engage with the latest scholarship and this is often found in relevant journals, reports and publications. Remember always be analytical when appraising any source and think about the author's subjective preconceptions and chosen methods; these will inevitably give all research a bias!

    2. Peace-Building by, between, and beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians - Mohammed Abu-NimerDavid Augsburger 2010

      Book 

    3. Dying for faith - Madawi Al-Rasheed 2009

      Book 

    4. The ambivalence of the sacred: religion, violence, and reconciliation - R. Scott Appleby, Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. Religion and reconciliation in South Africa - Audrey R. Chapman 2003

      Book 

    6. Development, Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations - Gerard Clarke, Michael Jennings January 8, 2008 (Hardcover)

      Book 

    7. Religion and peacebuilding - Harold G. Coward, Gordon S. Smith c2004

      Book 

    8. Cruel creeds, virtuous violence - Jack David Eller 2010

      Book 

    9. Building peace: sustainable reconciliation in divided societies - John Paul Lederach 1997

      Book 

    10. Peacemakers in action: profiles of religion in conflict resolution - David Little, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding 2007

      Book 

    11. Mediators and Meditators - Chanju Mun August 15, 2007 (Paperback)

      Book 

    12. The politics of past evil: religion, reconciliation, and the dilemmas of transitional justice - Daniel Philpott, Alan J. Torrance, Nicholas Wolterstorff, David B. Burrell 2006

      Book 

    13. The Challenge of Shalom 1994

      Book 

    14. Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam - Flamur Vehapi Nov 14, 2016

      Book 

    15. Modest Claims - Adam B. Seligman March 2004 (Paperback)

      Book 

    16. Religion and conflict resolution - Megan Shore 2009

      Book 

    17. Perspectives on pacifism - David R. Smock 1995

      Book 

    18. Interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding - David Smock 2002

      Book 

    19. Terror in the Name of God - Jessica Stern August 17, 2004

      Book 

    20. Conflict, culture, change: engaged Buddhism in a globalizing world - Sulak Sivaraksa 2005

      Book 

    21. Creating True Peace - Thich Nhat Hanh September 4, 2003 (Paperback)

      Book 

    22. The world we have: a Buddhist approach to peace and ecology - Nhât Hanh 2008

      Book 

  15. Other Resources 10 items
    1. There are many interesting and useful ways to get more information about conflict studies and the work of professionals and practitioners working in this field. For example:

       

      The following websites contain a wide range of information and useful resources about reconciliation, peace-building and historical and contemporary conflicts.

    2.  Sign up for regular updates from organisations such as 'Crisis Watch', 'Peace Direct', 'TransConflcit', 'TRANSCEND International', etc.

    3. LinkedIn is a social networking forum for professionals and it is a good way to connect with people who are working in the field. You can also join groups and receive regular newsletter, comments and articles posted by individuals and organisations. Some of the relevant groups include:

       

      o Conflict Studies and Human Rights

      o Conflict transformation, peacebuilding and security

      o Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

      o Peace and Collaborative Development Network

      o Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation (GCCT)

      o Centre for Peace & Reconciliation Studies

    4. NOTE: They will all send out regular newsletters and updates so unless you want to be deluged with emails choose only the ones that you think are of most use to you. Also you can change your settings so you receive only weekly updates.

      It is also worth looking at programme evaluations and reports from organisations involved in peacebuilding and reconciliation processes such as the UN, or development organisations working in conflict situations.