Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, Vol 1, No 1 (2017)

Who Speaks for Peace? Women and Interreligious Peacemaking

Jeannine Hill Fletcher
Issued Date: 27 Mar 2017


Many religious communities continue to prioritize male leadership, to the exclusion of women in the most public interfaith roles, including interreligious dialogues and peacemaking. By looking at diverse models of interfaith work, this article highlights the alternative spaces in which women have been agents of peacemaking and peacebuilding. If “interreligious peacemaking” is conceptualized as complex actors embedded in localized material, social and political realities struggling across religious lines in the promotion of human well-being, then we might see more clearly women already at work.

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