The presentation analyzes the group processes that occurred during an interfaith dialogue group. The group comprised participants from three religious identities: Muslims, Christians and Jews. The findings indicates several important issues, The focus will be on four main phenomena:
-From three identities to we and them, the third is excluded.
-religious identity and other significant identities of the individual and the group.
-Ethnocentrism and the inter-ethnic-religious conflict.
- situations of openness and empathy.
This experience showed the complexity in the dialogue between the three monotheistic faiths on the background of the national social conflict in which the Christians and Muslims, as belonging to the Palestinian Arab identity, are in conflict with the Jewish national identity.The authors realized the extent to which religion is strongly embedded in each participant, regardless of the degree of religiosity and observance of the commandments.
|Keywords:||Interfaith Dialogue, Religious Identity, Inter-Group Conflict|
Sociologist, Psychodramatist, Lecturer, Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Lecturer, Researcher, Management, Jerusalem, Israel
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