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Journal for Peace and Justice Studies

Volume 20, Issue 2, 2010

Peacebuilding in Africa

Shamsia W. Ramadhan
Pages 10-31

The Concepts and Practice of Peace, Peacebuilding and Religious Peacebuilding
Lessons from Kenya

The article highlights the challenges and potential of religious peacebuilding in resolving conflict in multi-ethnic and multi-religious context. This paper seeks to examine the conduct of religious leaders in Kenya as key actors in society and how their involvement in partisan politics undermines their role as peacebuilders. Informed by theoretical underpinnings on the concepts of peace, peacebuilding and religious peacebuilding the author defines the expected character of religious leaders that would qualify them as strategic peace actors.