Religions and Nonviolence: The Rise of Effective Advocacy for Peace

Covering the nonviolence traditions in all the major religions as well as the contributions of religious traditions to major nonviolent practices, this book addresses theories of nonviolence, considers each religion individually, and highlights what discrete religious perspectives have in common. * Explores all major world religions in the context of nonviolence in great detail * Serves as academic material to supplement a lesson plan or as general interest reading for nonacademic audiences * Highlights the history of each religion and its standing today * Addresses the subject from the perspective of an author with a background in peace and conflict studies, psychology, and sociology