Books, books, and more books


Books, books, and more books
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»Research in Peace and Reconciliation« (RIPAR)

The series »Research in Peace and Reconciliation« (RIPAR) provides a unique overview of the world-wide research on peace and reconciliation. The volumes follow a transdisciplinary perspective, linking Political science, Psychology, History, Sociology, Law, Religious studies, Theology, Economics and Cultural anthropology with each other. The origins of the concept of reconciliation in the Bible are treated as well as the experiences from the commissions of Truth and Reconciliation around the globe, Muslim concepts of peace as well as the Social Psychology of intergroup reconciliation. The authors incude internationally renowned scholars, but also innovative younger researchers from many countries.

The RIPAR series is edited by Prof. Dr. Martin Leiner (Jena), in cooperation with:

  • Dr. Zeina Barakat (Jena)
  • Prof. Dr. Benoît Bourgine (Louvain-la-Neuve)
  • Prof. Dr. François Dermange (Genève)
  • Prof. Dr. Dennis Doyle (Dayton/Ohio)
  • Dr. Francesco Ferrari (Jena)
  • Prof. Dr. Makoto Mizutani (Kyoto)
  • Prof. Dr. Arie Nadler (Tel Aviv)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Bertram Schmitz (Jena)
  • Prof. Dr. David Tombs (Otago)
RIPAR 7: Encountering the Suffering of the Other. Reconciliation Studies amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
RIPAR 6: Reconciliation and Refugees. The Academic Alliance for Reconciliation Studies in the Middle East and North Africa I
RIPAR 5: Societies in Transition. The Balkans and South Caucasus between Conflict and Reconciliation
RIPAR 4: The Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe between Conflict and Reconciliation
RIPAR 3: East Asia and Australia between Conflict and Reconciliation
RIPAR 2: Societies in Transition. Sub-Saharan Africa between Conflict and Reconciliation
RIPAR 1: Latin America between Conflict and Reconciliation

Volumes co-edited by JCRS

Reconciliation, Heritage and Social Inclusion in the Middle East and North Africa
Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution
Thüringen: braucht das Land Versöhnung?

Publications from JCRS Team Members and Dissertations from Graduate Programme RCR

Iyad Muhsen AlDajani - Internet Communication Technology (ICT) for Reconciliation Applied Phronesis Netnography in Internet Research Methodologies
Zeina M. Barakat - From Heart of Stone to Heart of Flesh: Evolutionary Journey from Extremism to Moderation
Francesco Ferrari - La comunità postsociale. Azione e pensiero politico di Martin Buber
Carolina Rehrmann - Der Zypernkonflikt. Eine sozialpsychologische Diskursanalyse
Amédée Turner, Davide Tacchini - Islam and Democracy. Voices of Muslims Among Us
André Zempelburg - Versöhnung im Judentum Eine religionswissenschaftliche Perspektive auf den jüdischen Versöhnungsbegriff in Bezug auf Gott, den Nächsten, den Anderen und sich selbst
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The Last Sermon

Dr. Iyad Al-Dajani took part in Jack Baxter's movie The Last SermonExternal link.

"THE LAST SERMON is a journey to uncover the truth. The film begins with a flashback to the horrific 2003 terrorist attack on a Tel Aviv blues bar called Mike’s Place. THE LAST SERMON then takes us straight into today’s headlines when filmmakers Baxter and Faudem – united for life by the tragedy of that terrible night – seek answers about the suicide bombers who almost murdered them. In doing so, the filmmakers hope to bridge the looming chasm between traditional and radicalized Muslims and non-Muslims worldwide, and to encourage peaceful co-existence among all peoples.

In the aftermath of the infamous April 2003 suicide bombing at Mike’s Place that killed three and injured dozens, including Baxter, the filmmakers made the award-winning documentary BLUES BY THE BEACH (2004). But they didn’t get to tell the entire story at that time.

THE LAST SERMON started in Jerusalem. Baxter and Faudem and their film crew traveled to Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, France, then on to England. At Refugee Camps and Mosques they interviewed, interacted and challenged Muslims and non-Muslims with the last words of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): "There is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab, or a non-Arab over an Arab, or a White over a Black, or a Black over a White, except by righteousness and piety.”

THE LAST SERMON is shot in cinéma vérité style,  inspired by the Maysles Brothers’ work, and informed by such groundbreaking films as D.A. Pennebaker’s DON’T LOOK BACK (1967) and Alex Gibney’s TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (2007). 

THE LAST SERMON is more than a whodunit or starry-eyed pursuit of an unsustainable peace plan. It’s about our common humanity and the quixotic pursuit of tolerance".

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Holy Lands

Holy LandsExternal link

Film by Hiba Sarrouj - Ph.D student, Graduate Programme "Religion Conflict Reconciliation" 

Two young people meet in New York. Heidi is from Tel Aviv, Chadi is from Tripoli. He speaks to her about his ongoing project at the Tripoli International Fair. She doesn't hesitate to join the venture as her parents were born there. Nada is a psychologist with a mixed religious background. She talks about how it is like to live in Lebanon.