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Spiritual Capacities for Peace and Safety

SPIRITUAL CAPACITIES FOR PEACE AND SAFETY
Scratchmaps: Spiritual Capacities and Religious Assets for Transforming Community Health by Mobilising Males for Peace and Safety

IRHAP has been involved in a participatory research project called Scratchmaps from 2011-2016. Scratchmaps aimed to identify and understand the positive mediating influences of faith, religion and spirituality on self-inflicted and interpersonal violence involving males in contexts of historical colonization in specific communities in South Africa and the USA, for the purposes of violence prevention and safety and peace promotion. Core partners included the Safety and Peace Promotion Research Unit (SAPPRU - MRC&UNISA); Institute for Social Sciences (UNISA); Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare; and the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, among others.

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