Interfaith Dialogue and Peace Negotiation Term Paper by Nicky

Presents an extensive overview of the possible connection between the viability of interfaith dialogue and peace negotiation.
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This paper explains that, although there certainly are connections and parallels between different religions and faith structures, the relationship between interfaith dialogue and peace negotiation is hampered by the fact that today most world conflicts are the result of fundamentalist differences and disagreements between religious faiths and worldviews. Next, the author looks at modern religious myth and secularization, the concepts of non-duality, nothingness and attachment and the relationship of sufism, Kabala and the writings of Jung. The paper concludes that the works of Jung and others within the secular world can act as integrators of essential religious views thus accelerating the movement towards world peace.

Table of Contents:
Introduction and Overview
Religious Foundation
Points of Interconnection and Correspondence
The Modern Context: Religious Myth and Secularization
Points of Interconnection and Correspondence
Non-duality, Nothingness and Attachment
Sufism, Kabala and Jung

From the Paper:

"Despite these examples it is equally true that there has been in many sensitive areas of the world a contemporary 'hardening' of views and attitudes between different faiths, a fact that is often culturally driven. There are intense differences in dogma and ideologically that are endlessly debated and which hamper the true understanding and interconnections between religious faiths. One example is the difference between Buddhism and Catholicism with regard to certain central religious concepts; for example in a comparison between Theravada Buddhist and Catholic views on the subject of salvation."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Corbin H. (1997) Alone With the Alone. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn Arabi. Princeton University Press.
  • Eliade Mircea ( 1963) Myth and Reality. Trans. Willard R. Trask. New York: Harper & Row.
  • Ewen Robert B. (1998) An Introduction to Theories of Personality. 5th ed. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,.Godlas A. Sufism's Many Paths. Retrieved March 21, 2009, from
  • Guenon R. (1953) The Reign of Quantity and the Sign of the Times. London: Luzac and Company.History of Interfaith dialogue. Retrieved March 21, 2009, from
  • Howell, L. D. (2003) Is the New Global Terrorism a Clash of Civilizations? Evaluating Terrorism's Multiple Sources, in C. W. Kegley, Jr (ed.) The New Global Terrorism: Characteristics, Causes, Controls. NJ: Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, pp. 173-184.

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