Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Psychological Pathways to by Ani Kalayjian, Raymond F. Paloutzian

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.

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Her brothers came together with their wives and children and brought many gifts. This meant that they respected Fadi by coming to his home. If he did not welcome them, he would become the guilty one from then on. All parties agreed to open a new page in their relations. This process of reconciliation starting with Yasmeen and then with her siblings left Fadi with feelings of shame and guilt. He resumed individual therapy to crystallize his decision to disconnect his relationship with Mona. Specifically Human Social-Psychological Capacities Potentiating Harm, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Peace Self-Processes Development of Self and Social Attachments.

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Yasmeen had close and warm relationships with Fadi’s family of origin. She lived on the second floor of a house while his widowed mother lived on the first floor. In Arab villages, since land and money are scarce, males build floors on top of their parents’ houses. Like others in the community they live modestly and simply. As an only son Fadi was responsible for taking care of his widowed mother and for visiting all four of his married sisters according to the traditions. Yasmeen had taught herself to pursue a lifestyle similar to a single mother; she did not rely on her husband as do traditional women in her village.

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