WOMEN, RELIGION, AND PEACEBUILDING: Illuminating The Unseen
WOMEN, RELIGION, AND PEACEBUILDING: Illuminating the Unseen
Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Unseen examines the obstacles and opportunities that women religious peace builders face as they navigate both the complex conflicts they are seeking to resolve and the power dynamics in the institutions they must deal with in order to accomplish their goals.
Researchers, practitioners, and students of peace studies, international relations, women and gender studies, and religious studies will engage with this important material which provides a much needed analysis and synthesis of the role of gender and religion in world conflict and peacebuilding. --Carol K. Coburn, Professor in Religious Studies and Women's Studies, Director of the CSJ Heritage Center, Avila University
2015 marks the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 that acknowledged the link between women's agency and building sustainable peace. The vision of the resolution, however, has not been matched by the political will necessary to advance women's critical leadership in peace and security. Women, Religion and Peacebuilding is a timely volume that concretely illustrates the difference women are making in this case, religious women across all the major faith traditions. Despite significant obstacles and efforts to marginalize them,...