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date: 23 October 2019

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This chapter argues that effective peacebuilding strategies in Muslim contexts should engage Islamic conceptions of peace and justice, and work together with credible agents of peace, including religious leaders. It elaborates on Islamic principles of peace and focuses on religious actors as important agents of change in Islamic contexts. Muslim religious actors often have more legitimacy than secular peacebuilders in their communities; local communities respect them as religious leaders who know their religious tradition and history well. The chapter also discusses various challenges practitioners face. Finally, it explores ways to empower agents of peace to respond to these challenges constructively within their unique historical, social, and political contexts.

Keywords: Islam, peace, justpeace, peacebuilding, ethno-religious conflicts, sulha, xeer, jirga

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