Abstract

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The experience of Orthodox Christians in the Middle East in responding nonviolently to religious persecution provides a little-known example of peacemaking in situations of conflict between religious communities. Since the rise of Islam, Christians in this region have typically endured a tolerated status that imposes various restrictions on their religious, political, and economic fr eedoms. Practices of interreligious dialogue, nonviolent response to enemies, and philanthropic outreach to the needy are characteristic of communities of Eastern Orthodox, Syriac Orthodox, and Coptic Orthodox Christians throughout the Middle East. Their spokespersons advocate for societies in which all citizens, irrespective of religious identity, have equal status and live together in peace.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2162-3937
Print ISSN
0022-0558
Pages
pp. 386-406
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-03
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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