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Peacemaking and Dialogue : Religious Approaches in the Quest for an Interfaith Relations
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Edited by Mar Pongener.
Bibliographical Details xxxii, 174 p. 23 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351483118
ISBN-13 9789351483113, 978-9351483113
Year of Publication 2018.
Series CCPRA Publication Series - No. 10.
Further Details In Collaboration with Clark Centre for Peace Research and Action (CCPRA), Clark Theological College, Aolijen.
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Peacemaking and Dialogue : Religious Approaches in the Quest for an Interfaith Relations

The importance of maintaining the cosmic chain of interdependence need to be reaffirmed by people of all religions, believing that when any part of the chain snaps the potentiality of destruction is also of cosmic proportion. The knowledge of cosmic interdependence, provided by primal tribal worldview, is a valuable perspective to keep our relationship with God and all else not only meaningful but also productive.

Interfaith dialogue should not intend to take away or brush aside respective and distinct faiths and practices of other religions nor should it aim at coming to a common and syncretized belief. It rather should seek to accomplish a mutual recognition and understanding of `other' faiths and beliefs to build good relationships between religious schools, as people are expected to live in harmony in any given community of a region.

In a world that is increasingly becoming religiously intolerant, interfaith dialogue has become essential in order to help people discover, celebrate and promote the reality of pluralism. It is important that people respect and have appreciation for other's faith traditions. In dialogue we hope to build relationships, identify commonly-held beliefs and enhance the participants' own faith experience.

Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Keynote Address

1. A Functional Understanding of God : Old Testament Perspective / S. Dhane Zhemai

2. Peacemaking and Dialogue in the History of Christianity / Woba James

3. Interfaith Relations in a Pluralistic Society : A Theological Reconsideration / Shanbha Hayong

4. Cosmic Interdependence : Primal Indigenous/Tribal Perspective for Inter-Religious Harmony / Eyingbeni Humtsoe-Nienu

5. Problems and Challenges of Living in a Religiously Plural World : Theo-Ethical Consideration / Rongsen Longkumer

6. Concept of `the Other' in the Mind-set of Contemporary Hindus / Prabhakar Bhattacharyya

7. Follow One [Religion]; Respect All : Maulana Wahiduddin Khan's Pragmatic Approach to Building a Peaceful Community / C. Pursenla Ozukum

8. Guthi : Institutions for Facilitating Interfaith Interactions / Dhanbir Rai

9. A Better Way Forward for Peacemaking and Prevailing in the Multi-Religious Context of India : A Missiological Perspective / Jayakumar Ramachandran

10. Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa : A Model for Peace and Reconciliation in Kaduna State, Nigeria / Yakubu Tanko Jakada

11. Some Basic Features of Interfaith Dialogue / Toshi Aier

Editor and Contributors

Editor and Contributors

Rev. Dr. Mar Pongener teaches History of Christianity at Clark Theological College.

S. Dhane Zhemai is Lecturer of the Department of Old Testament, Witter Theological College, Wokha.

Woba James is an Associate Professor and HoD of Histry of Christianity at Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam.

Shanbha Hayong is an Associate Professor, Department of Theology and Ethics at John Roberts Theological Seminary, Mawklot, Shillong.

Eyingbeni Humtsoe-Nienu teaches Christian Theology and HoD of the Department of Christian Theology, Clark Theological College, Mokokchung, Nagaland.

Rongsen Longkumer, Professor of Christian Ethics taught at Clark Theological College, Mokokchung till 2016.

Prabhakar Bhattacharyya is Associate Professor and Head Philosophy Department, Serampore College.

C. Pursenla Ozukum is a Doctoral Student in Religion under South Asia Theological Research Institute (SATHRI), Senate Serampore College.

Dhanbir Rai teaches Religion and the Dean of Post Graduate Studies at Clark Theological College, Mokokchung, Nagaland.

Jayakumar Ramachandran is the Founder of Academy for Church Planting and Leadership and the General Secretary and Director of Indian Institute of Inter Cultural Society.

Yakubu Tanko Jakada is a faculty of the Baptist Seminary Kaduna Nigeria.

Toshi Aier teaches History of Christianity at Clark Theological College, Aolijen, Mokokchung.


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