University of Hertfordshire

  • Shelley McKeown
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-417
JournalPeace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
Journal publication dateNov 2012
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


Reviews the book, Religion, Civil Society, and Peace in Northern Ireland by John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins, and Francis Teeney (2011). In many conflicts, religion is viewed as part of the problem, often masking deep seated antipathies lying beyond religious difference. The role that religion can have in forming part of the solution, however, is often neglected. Religion, Civil Society, and Peace in Northern Ireland addresses this gap. Although the focus is on the Northern Ireland peace process, this book offers important lessons on how the church can be instrumental in peacemaking processes, both positively and negatively. Paying close attention to the role of the church and civil society in peacemaking, this book offers an important insight into the strengths and weaknesses of religious peacemaking. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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