Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Strategies of Peace$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Daniel Philpott and Gerard Powers

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395914

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 October 2017

Turning from Hatred to Community Friendship

Turning from Hatred to Community Friendship

Forgiveness Education as a Resource for Strategic Peacebuilding in Postaccord Belfast

Chapter:
(p.291) 12 Turning from Hatred to Community Friendship
Source:
Strategies of Peace
Author(s):

Robert D. Enright

Jeanette Knutson Enright

Anthony C. Holter

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.003.0012

Forgiveness education should have a role in long-term strategies for peacebuilding. The authors argue that forgiveness has the power to break cycles of sectarian violence and makes possible what Aristotle termed “civic friendship.” In Belfast, Northern Ireland, the psychological effects of anger among children are high enough to warrant clinical intervention. The authors find that forgiveness education corresponds to decreases in anger, depression, and anxiety in children. They offer examples of effective forgiveness education curricula for teachers.

Keywords:   forgiveness education, forgiveness, anger, trauma healing, Northern Ireland, strategic peacebuilding, sectarian violence, Aristotle, children and war

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .