Nonviolence and Islamic Imperatives.

Nonviolence and Islamic Imperatives is a timely book that provides a valuable perspective to the ongoing dialogue on Islam, peace, and Islamophobia today. Chaiwat Satha-Anand offers his expertise as a peace researcher to inform readers on the history and present application of Islamic nonviolent movements, through contextual analysis of sacred texts, as well as, current examples of Islamic nonviolence in action.

This perspective is vital to counter the false perception of violence in Islam. Nonviolence and Islamic Imperatives is highly relevant and critical to continuing a crucial dialogue on the subject matter.

 

Author: Chaiwat Satha-Anand.

Publisher : Irene Publishing (April 21, 2017).

Paperback : 180 pages.

 

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(Sparsnas, Sweden; Irene Publishing, 2017).

Today;  there are an increasing number of peace building programs and workshops.  In such peace building contexts;  scholars and practitioners are seeking to integrate authentic cultural methods of conflict analysis and intervention.  This is particularly true of Islamic approaches;  since many armed conflicts are in Islamic-majority States.  There is a hope that religious values;  and ritual can be a source for conflict resolution.

Peace building strives to identify attitudes, sentiments, emotions and social obligations;  which may lead to violence and which justify violence.  Peace building seeks to build confidence;  among participants in order to counter mis perceptions and stereotypes.  Once attitudes and social obligations are clearly understood;  the next crucial step is to find ways to change these attitudes in a positive;  cooperative direction.  One approach has been to develop common projects of mutual economic and social benefit;  what David Mittrany called “functionalism”. (See David Mittrany A Working Peace System ‘ London: National Peace Council, 1946).

 

Author: Chaiwat Satha-Anand.

Publisher : Irene Publishing (April 21, 2017).

Paperback : 180 pages.

 

About the Author:

Chaiwat Satha-Anand;  professor of political science at Thammasat University in Bangkok has been involved in peace building activities in southern Thailand;  where there has been tensions and some violence;  toward the Muslim minorities there.  He has also been an active member of the Nonviolence Commission of the International Peace Research Association.   A number of essays in this collection;  were presented as talks and papers at the International Peace Research meetings.

 

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