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Islam and diversity management in multireligious communities: the case of Uganda’s interreligious council
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CitationBusuulwa, H. (2017). Islam and diversity management in multireligious communities: the case of Uganda’s interreligious council. (Unpublished master's thesis). Ibn Haldun University Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Istanbul
Diversity management as a social discipline is new and at the moment it is being overshadowed by conflict resolution studies. In this essay, I argue that prioritizing diversity management is fundamental in forestalling and preventing conflicts among people of different identities for instance between Muslims and non-Muslims. Following the terrorist attacks on America in 2001, the world experienced a wave of heightened hostility towards Muslims. However, what is interestingly striking is that in many African countries which normally follow the West, instead of deteriorating relations, there seem to have developed better and mutual relationships among the diverse religions. In Uganda, for instance, the Inter-religious council that was established in the same year 2001 has brought together leaders of all major religions. By using Uganda?s Inter-Religious Council as a model diversity management institution, I discuss how Recep Senturk?s „Diversity Management? and „Open Civilizations? can be espoused today to ameliorate societal pathologies especially regarding Muslim- Christian relations.