Burying the Sword: Confronting Jihadism with Interfaith Education by Gerald GrudzenBurying the Sword: Confronting Jihadism with Interfaith Education by Gerald Grudzen

Burying the Sword: Confronting Jihadism with Interfaith Education

byGerald Grudzen

Paperback | February 9, 2017

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Burying the Sword: Counteracting Jihadism with Interfaith EducationThis book analyzes the historical and political context in which various forms of violent extremism (jihadism) have emerged in the Middle East, Europe, and in Africa since 9/11/2001. The growth of the jihadism can be attributed in part to the oppressive regimes of the Middle East which have curtailed the democratic impulses of their youth. Alternative youth movements such as we saw in the Arab Spring can serve as a source of inspiration and model for renewal of these regions. The book also analyzes the role that technology can play in organizing future youth movements and serve as part of an interfaith educational program that has already been initiated in Kenya. New models of interfaith education in public and private schools throughout Africa are needed to counteract the growth of extremist ideologies among the youth of this region.
Gerald Grudzen has taught courses in Comparative Religion, Philosophy and the Humanities For the past 19 years for the University of Phoenix and the past 12 years for San Jose City College. In addition he presently serves as President of Global Ministries University which provides Online theological and interfaith education courses and...
Title:Burying the Sword: Confronting Jihadism with Interfaith EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.45 inPublished:February 9, 2017Publisher:AuthorhouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1524668435

ISBN - 13:9781524668433