Peacebuilding in Pakistan
A Study on the Religious Minorities and Initiatives for Interfaith Harmony
2019, Religionen im Dialog, Band 17, 338 pages, paperback, 39,90 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-4121-7
Based on extensive field work involving more than 100 non-structured qualitative interviews, this study explores the situation of the religious minorities and the dynamics of interfaith peacebuilding in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Primary focus was laid on the practice of interfaith dialogue, which – given the draconic blasphemy laws – differs from interfaith dialogue as conceived of in the West. Additionally, other peacebuilding measures, as offered by various non-governmental organizations, were taken into account, be they advocacy, promotion of human rights and unbiased education, or policy negotiation with the government.