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Title:Can Muslims and Christians resolve their religious and social conflicts? Cases from Africa and the United States
Editors:Iwuchukwu, Marinus C.ISNI
Stiltner, BrianISNI
City of publisher:Lewiston, NY
Publisher:Edwin Mellen Pess
ISBN:0773430717; 9780773430716
Geographic terms:Africa
United States
interreligious relations
Abstract:This book contains multidisciplinary contributions on Christian-Muslim interreligious relations in the United States and Africa. Key objective is to propose how Muslims and Christians living in pluralistic societies can promote values of toleration and cooperation. By turns, the chapters examine the social, economic, public health, political, and theological challenges caused by tense relations between adherents of the two religions. Part 1 is about the African context and contains contributions by Marinus C. Iwuchukwu on religious conflicts in Northern Nigeria, Joseph Kenny on Muslim-Christian politics in Nigeria and Cyril Orji on Muslim-Christian conflicts in Africa as a whole. Part 2 is about the American context. In part 3 and 4 the authors draw upon their expertise in a religious tradition to support claims that interreligious dialogue is essential to those traditions and to develop specific approaches to dialogue that can face the challenges examined in parts 1 and 2. Part 3 has one contribution that concentrates on the African context, Elochukwu E. Uzukwu, a member of the Spiritan order, writes about his congregation's missionary history in Africa. [ASC Leiden abstract]