Reconciliation and Religio-Political Non-Conformism in Zimbabwe: Reviews of Joram Tarusarira’s Book

JorambookcoverThe ‘Religion Factor’ blog has published two reviews of a new book by Joram Tarusarira, Reconciliation and Religio-Political Non-Conformism in Zimbabwe (Routledge, 2016). Tarusarira is Assistant Professor in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.… Read more...

Joram Tarusarira on Fr Gerry Reynolds: Lessons for Global Conflicts

clonard-banner1.jpgDr Joram Tarusarira, Assistant Professor in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, has written a post on ‘The Religion Factor’ blog in memory of the first anniversary of the death of Fr Gerry Reynolds … Read more...

Is Reconciliation Possible after Violent Conflict? Analysing Christian Peacebuilders and their Promotion of Reconciliation

groningenLast week I presented a lecture at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain (CRCPD) at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands titled, ‘Is Reconciliation Possible after Violent Conflict? Analysing Christian Peacebuilders and their Promotion of Reconciliation.’ … Read more...

Review of Sub-Saharan Africa Between Conflict and Reconciliation by Rita Schafer on Welt-Sichten

leiner bookSub-Saharan Africa Between Conflict and Reconciliation, an edited volume for which Joram Tarusarira and I wrote a chapter, has been reviewed by Rita Schafer on the German language website Welt-Sichten. Schafer praises the book for providing ‘some impetus … Read more...

Review of Religion in Times of Crisis in Numen, by Chaminda Weerawardhana

chaminda with editorsA book I co-edited with Heidemarie Winkel and Christophe Monnot, Religion in Times of Crisis (Brill 2014), has been reviewed in Numen (Vol 62, pp. 484-486, 2015) by Chaminda Weerawardhana from Queen’s University Belfast.

Weerawardhana also spoke at the launch … Read more...

Religion in Times of Crisis Launched at the Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Meeting

DSC00160Religion in Times of Crisis (Brill 2014) edited by myself, Heidemarie Winkel and Christophe Monnot, was unveiled last week at the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) annual meeting in San Francisco.

The book is the 24th in … Read more...

Religion in Times of Crisis: Author Meets Critics Discussion for New Book

religioncrisisReligion in Times of Crisis, a new book I’ve edited with Heidemarie Winkel of the Technical University of Dresden and Christophe Monnot of the University of Lausanne, has been published by Brill as part of the Association for the Read more...

World Day of Social Justice: Zimbabwe’s Catholic Commission on Justice & Peace Statement on Peace, Healing and Reconciliation

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To mark the World Day of Social Justice, the Catholic Commission on Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Zimbabwe has released a statement on Peace, Healing and Reconciliation.

Although much of my current research has focused on the island of Ireland, … Read more...

What can we Learn from the Christians of St Nicholas Church, Leipzig?

DSC09964Several weeks ago, I visited Leipzig, Germany, as part of my work as an external advisor to Joram Tarusarira, a Zimbabwean who is completing his Ph.D. there on the role of religious ‘non conformists’ in contributing to reconciliation in … Read more...

Fr Michael Bennett Guest Post–Response to The Catholic Church in Ireland in Transition – Reflections for Zimbabwe

bennettIn a recent post I shared the text of an article that was published in the latest issue of Mukai/Vukani (meaning “Wake up!”), the Jesuit Journal for Theological Reflection in Zimbabwe, titled ‘The Catholic Church in Ireland in Transition – … Read more...

The Catholic Church in Ireland in Transition – Reflections for Zimbabwe, Published in Mukai/Vukani

mukaiI have had an article published in the latest issue of Mukai/Vukani (meaning “Wake up!”), the Jesuit Journal for Theological Reflection in Zimbabwe. This edition (volume 64, April 2013) discusses “The Church in Transition.” With kind permission from the editor, … Read more...