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Record number 562601
Title Christianity's role in dispute resolution in Mozambique
Author(s) Jacobs, Carolien; Kamp, Linda van de
Source Social Sciences and Missions 27 (2014)2-3. - ISSN 1874-8937 - p. 192 - 218.
Department(s) Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) (in)direct intervention - Christianisme - Christianity - conflict - conflit - intervention (in)directe - Mozambique - reconciliation - réconciliation

Religion is often portrayed as either a source of conflict or as a source of peace and reconciliation. In this article, we explore the role of religion in day-to-day conflicts in different regions of Mozambique - in Maputo and Gorongosa. We analyse the factors that are of importance in determining whether religious mediation, here mainly by Pentecostal Christians, unites or divides people. It appears that pastors who intervene directly between conflicting parties tend to aim at reconciliation, whereas pastors who intervene in an indirect manner tend to sharpen and magnify divisions between people. .

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