'The male-goat that stops fighting': the Pyem philosophy of reconciliation and conflict resolution

SOURCE: Pharos Journal of Theology
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Kaunda, L.Y.Jactu, R.R.Hewitt
KEYWORDS: CONFLICT RESOLUTION, NIGERIA, RECONCILIATION
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10519

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Abstract

The ongoing quest towards the realization of reconciliation and conflict resolution in the context of contentious religious pluralism in contemporary Africa demands a pluriverse perspective which give preferential option to indigenous epistemology, which is oftentimes, undermined and termed as mere myth. The pluriverse argues that contemporary realities in Africa can better be understood within indigenous religio-cultural experience. This article employs the Pyem notion of Ngwakin Darsai Daal [The male-goat that stops fight(ing)] as an option to engender reconciliation and conflict resolution in the context of religious conflict in Jos, Nigeria.