By Ani Kalayjian, Raymond F. Paloutzian
Anger, hatred, resentment, grudges—when the goods of clash smolder for years, a long time, or centuries, the belief of peace could appear elusive and unrealistic. while, humans and societies have to flow past those damaging tense results to allow them to heal. Forgiveness and Reconciliation explores intensive various but crucial elements of this peace-building process.
Unlike such a lot books at the topic, which are likely to specialize in the individual’s improvement of forgiveness from a unmarried point of view, Forgiveness and Reconciliation reaches around the spectrum of approaches—socio-psychological, biopsychological, healing, developmental, and religious between them—to provide examples of intervention on the person, group, generational, and nationwide degrees. This inclusiveness (and quite a number real-world illustrations from U.S. race family members to the Armenian genocide) offers readers entry not to in simple terms the center problems with forgiveness and the dialogic nature of reconciliation, but additionally the intersecting mental and social procedures concerned as they impact all contributors in conflict.
Highlights of the coverage:
- Reconciliation efforts in Rwanda, Darfur, India, and Pakistan.
- Restorative conferencing and its function in fostering forgiveness.
- Lessons in empathy and repentance from lifers in felony.
- Promoting reconciliation via arts and the media.
- The strength for forgiveness regardless of revisionism, denial, and persisted injustice.
- Reconciliation within the divided society.
Forgiveness and Reconciliation breaks new flooring as a quantity that may increase the paintings of social and peace psychologists, scholars and researchers in intergroup and diplomacy, and peace and clash studies.