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Searching for Hope

Published by Bloomsbury Academic .
Written in English.

About the Edition

As hostilities in Iraq continue to dominate the media, and the US led coalition's approach to the war and the reconstruction of Iraq increasingly in question, Andrew White's is the voice of authority, always realistic but never without hope. But where is hope now? What is the future for Iraq?

This is the fascinating, first-hand account of one man's deepening involvement over seven years with Iraq. As an envoy for peace, Andrew has dedicated himself to religious and political reconciliation in Iraq and frequently risked his life. In this new edition, Andrew White reflects on whathe has seen in Iraq during his ongoing visits since 2005, including the escalating violence, working with the military and the involvement of the Americans. He also assesses what he considers mistakes in the peace process. Among the more dramatic moments are the trial of Saddam, at which Andrew was present; the abduction of the leaders of St George's church and their presumed death; and hostage crises including the death of colleagues. Andrew's personal struggle has been very real, but he describes that even at the worst moments he does not lose hope.

Table of Contents

Historical note
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
1 Making friends with the enemy
2 The struggle begins
Why me?
3 Hope, edged with fear
Was the war justified?
4 The tale of suffering
Is it appropriate to speak of 'evil'?
5 Chaos and horror
Who are the insurgents?
6 The pursuit of peace
Doesn't religion do more harm than good?
7 Signing up
Can there be peace between religions?
8 Striving to set the captives free
Where is God in all this?
9 The corridors of power
Whose side are the media on?
10 Changing regimes
What is so special about Iraq?
11 Signs of new growth
12 A land of hope
13 The darkness and the glory
Appendix 1:
The Baghdad Religious Accord
The Dokan Religious Accord
Appendix 2: Who's Who

The Physical Object

Number of pages
7.8 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
7.8 ounces

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