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The Journal of Social Encounters (JSE) is an interdisciplinary online journal with limited copies in print that publishes scholarly, peer-reviewed essays on peace, conflict, and social justice issues in any part of the world. In keeping with this aim the current online issue, is published by CSJE at CUEA in Nairobi, Kenya, in collaboration with the Department of Peace Studies at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University (CSB/SJU) in Collegeville, Minnesota. While the JSE will publish essays by authors from any country in each issue, some essays by African authors always will be included in each issue so that African scholarship on peace, conflict and social justice will become better known.
Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1 (2018)This online issue of the JSE continues to explore peacebuilding, particularly in a global context, looking at possibilities and challenges in Nigeria, Uganda, Somalia, and Kenya. The issue begins with Dr. Mary Hinton acknowledging that the recognition of, and addressing of, underlying causes and structural inequalities is challenging and complex. However, reducing conflict, guaranteeing rights, and building positive intergroup relations is necessary for the common good, and this issue of The Journal of Social Encounters recognizes the spaces we provide, or fail to provide, each other, both globally and domestically. It also debuts book reviews, a new addition to The Journal of Social Encounters.
A Cross-Cultural Approach to Environmental and Peace Work: Wangari Maathai’s Use of Mottainai in Kenya
Eddah Mutua and Kikuko Omori
The Challenge of Securing Kenya: Past Experience, Present Challenges and Future Prospects
Mumo Nzau and Mohammed Guyo
Gender Identity and Justice in Nigeria: An Appraisal of Women in Lagos State
Refugee Socio-Cultural Integration and Peaceful Co-Existence in Uganda
Sharon Sylvia Nambuya, Joseph Okumu, and Ronald Pagnucco
Review of Buddhism & Political Theory by Matthew J. Moore
Charles W. Wright