Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis

ISSN 2631-746X (Print) & 2631-7478 (Online)

Archive

Released on 15 August 2020

JTPP’s fourth issue (Vol. 2, No. 2) examines, in exciting and innovative ways, the role of religion in conflict and peace, with transdisciplinary explorations of the complicated religious dynamics in social, cultural, and political life.

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Contents

List of Contributors 5
Editor’s Welcome and Introduction
JEREMY A RINKER 
10
Is an Oath to Hitler also an Oath to God? The Debate about Loyalty Oaths in Germany: 1934-1945 EDMUND PRIES 16
Religious and Secular Forgiveness in the Contemporary World WIM LAVEN 36
The National Chief Imam of Ghana: Religious Leadership and Peacebuilding in an Emerging Democracy OKECHUKWU C IHEDURU 66
Interfaith Dialogue on Religious Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence in Nigeria: Practitioners’ Experience
BOSEDE AWODOLA & OLALEKAN A BABATUNDE
99
The Role of Religion in Building Terrains of Peace SHOMA CHOUDHURY LAHIRI, MIHO IWATA &
BANDANA PURKAYASTHA
119
Role of Sunday Schools in Peace Education in Karachi, Pakistan MUNIR LALANI, SARFAROZ NIYOZOV & ASTER ASIF SARDAR 143
Promoting Cultures of Peace: Reflections on SokaGakkai International (SGI) Buddhism’s Contributions to Peacebuilding
ALEX OTIENO
170
Engaged Buddhism Buddhist Nationalism Charges of Genocide towards Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar DANIEL RHODES 194
Kaleidoscope
Curated by NILANJAN DUTTA 
218
Book Review DANIEL RHODES 221

Released on 30 January 2020

JTPP’s third issue is focused on exploring the limits of our current neoliberal capitalist ethos and cultural mindset. In this issue, one will find examples of peace researchers and activists challenging the realities of neoliberalism in the institutions of the media, on university campuses, and after natural disasters.

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Contents

List of Contributors 5
Editor’s Welcome and Introduction
JEREMY A RINKER
10
Mobilising Shared Strengths for Collective Peacebuilding with Newcomers
MAUREEN K PORTER, NORBERT FRIETERS-REERMAN, STEPHANIE LANGLEY, SUSAN DAWKINS and ANKE REERMAN
16
A Pedagogy of Resistance: Reflections on Teaching Love and Indignation in a Neoliberal University RACHEL HALFRIDA CUNLIFFE 39
Transcending the ‘Neoliberal Self’ for Positive Peace: A New Balance between Individualism and Collectivism
AYÇA DEMET ATAY
64
A Social Media Study of Neoliberal Populist Hegemony
GAURAV SHAH
82
‘We are More, and We are Not Afraid’—Puerto Rican Summer 2019
MARTHA QUIÑONES DOMÍNGUEZ
105
Excavating to Educate under Hidden Neoliberal Value Systems
JUNE GORMAN
130
Resisting the Neoliberal University: Situating Resistance in Critical Pedagogy
JUSTIN HARMON, JOE COLE, DANIEL RHODES & JEREMY A RINKER
155
Kaleidoscope
Curated by NILANJAN DUTTA
178
Book Review
DANIEL RHODES & SCOTTY PETERSON
181

Released on 21 July 2019

JTPP’s second issue deals with the true human costs of social conflict on institutions, communities, and the public good which seem to be slowly eroding in the current era of populist and authoritarian politics the world over.

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Contents

List of Contributors 5
Editor’s Welcome and Introduction
Dr Jeremy Rinker, Assistant Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Peace & Conflict Studies,  University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
9
The ‘Normality’ of Social Conflicts: Why Post-War Political Instability Might (Sometimes) be a Good Thing
Dr Kathia Légaré, Professor (Part-Time), Saint-Paul University, Ottawa, Canada
15
Science and Art of Peace
Dr Samir Kumar Das, Professor of Political Science, University of Calcutta, India
32
Human Costs in Cleavage-Based Politics in the United States
Dr Stephen J Chapman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Monmouth University, USA
52
When the Local is Global: Critical Pedagogy as Practice
Dr Daniel Rhodes, Director, Undergraduate Social Work Programme, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
75
Human Costs of Conflict in Nigeria: Roles and Responsibilities of Stakeholders
Dr Bosede Awodola, Head, National Peace Academy & Chief Research Fellow, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Nigeria
98
Human Costs of Reconciliation on South African Women in the South African Freedom (or Anti-Apartheid) Movement
Dr Narissa Ramdhani, Director, Ifa Lethu Foundation, South Africa & Director, Resource Mobilisation, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa
118
(Re)Claiming Human Dignity
Dr Amanda Smith Byron, Associate Professor in Conflict Resolution, Portland State University, USA
138
Restoring Trust in the Self through Failure: An Exploration of Singing as Reflective Practice and its Role in Nonviolent Social Change
Dr Lauren Michelle Levesque, Assistant Professor, Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Saint-Paul University, Ottawa, Canada
154
Kaleidoscope
Curated by Nilanjan Dutta, Associate Editor, JTPP
174
Book Review
Nilanjan Dutta & Noor Ghazi, PhD Candidate in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
178

Released on 30 January 2019

In the inaugural issue, the complex conflictual themes and relational dynamics exposed by human’s ongoing late capitalist environmental degradation have been explored.

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Contents

List of Contributors 3
Editor’s Welcome and Introduction
JEREMY RINKER, Assistant Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Peace & Conflict Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
7
Environmental Degradation: Communities Forging a Path Forward
LACEY M. SLOAN, Associate Professor in Social Work, University of Vermont, USA & CATHRYNE L. SCHMITZ, Professor Emeritus in Social Work, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
13
Peering through Frames at Conflict and Change:Transition in the Los Angeles Urban Water System
MARCIA HALE, Assistant Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA & STEPHANIE PINCETL, Founding Director and Professor-in-Residence, California Centre for Sustainable Communities at University of California at Loss Angeles, USA
39
Farmers Facing Climate Change in Southern Zambia
RICHARD ‘DREW’ MARCANTONIO, Ph.D. candidate in Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Anthropology Department, University of Notre Dame, USA, & CATHERINE BOLTEN, Associate Professor in Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, USA
61
Gas Flaring, Environmental Degradation and Community Agitation in West Africa
VANDY KANYAKO, Assistant Professor in Conflict Resolution Programme, Portland State University, USA
85
The Batak Toba Women: Why Radical Rightful Resistance?
MARIA KARDASHEVSKAYA, Ph.D. candidate in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada
105
Killing Time: Environmental Crimes and the Restoration of the Future
RANDALL AMSTER, Professor & Head, Justice & Peace Studies; Environmental Studies, Georgetown University, USA
131
Neoliberal Bio-politics and the Animal Question
GWEN HUNNICUTT, Associate Professor in Sociology, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
151
Recognising the Role Eco-grief Plays in Responding to Environmental Degradation
SANDRA ENGSTROM, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Stirling, Scotland
168
Kaleidoscope
Curated by NILANJAN DUTTA, Associate Editor, JTPP
187
Book Review
BANDANA PURKAYASTHA, Professor of Sociology & Asian American Studies, University of Connecticut, USA & KOYEL KHAN, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology Department, University of Connecticut, USA
191