A prize for repairing riven societies

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“In March, roughly six months into the war in Gaza, the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry published a paper exploring ‘the possibility of reconciliation – that is, of refiguring relationships to open up a space for dialogue to create pathways to heal the ruptures.’ The study, by Paul Komesaroff, executive director of the group Global Reconciliation, noted that ‘the rich history of partnerships and collaborations between Jews and Palestinians provides a robust infrastructure’ for peace between the two estranged communities. A similar theme resonates in the work of this year’s winner of the Templeton Prize, which highlights discoveries that yield ‘new insights about religion.’ The prestigious award was given to Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a South African scholar who has explored ways to nurture deep empathy between victims and perpetrators of conflict.” (06/07/24)