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The recurring failure of the international community to guide states, from collapse to stability, recognized as a one-in-two chance over a period of five years, calls for further research, especially in areas that have been neglected or ignored to date.1 Through this book I have attempted to respond by looking at one non-state actor, religious institutions, and how its efforts if focused upon the same objectives can lighten the burden upon the state apparatus giving it room to recover and rebuild.
KeywordsPublic Security Religious Institution Transitional Justice Faith Community Christian Theologian
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- 1.Annan, “In larger freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all,” 31. Other research falls between a fifth and a third of a chance. For a review of this literature see Charles T. Call and Elizabeth M. Cousens, “Ending Wars and Building Peace: International Responses to War-Torn Societies,” International Studies Perspectives 9, no. 1 (2008): 5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- 2.William T. Cavanaugh, Theopolitical Imagination (London: T & T Clark, 2002). This approach is being championed by the Radical Orthodoxy movement.Google Scholar
- 3.Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996) 109.Google Scholar
- 5.Pope Paul VI, Christus dominus, (1965) no. 12.Google Scholar