Who Speaks for Peace?

Women and Interreligious Peacemaking


  • Jeannine Hill Fletcher Fordham University




women, peace building, interreligious cooperation, models of interrelgious dialogue, political theoloy


Many religious communities continue to prioritize male leadership, to the exclusion of women in the most public interfaith roles, including interreligious dialogues and peacemaking. By looking at diverse models of interfaith work, this article highlights the alternative spaces in which women have been agents of peacemaking and peacebuilding. If “interreligious peacemaking” is conceptualized as complex actors embedded in localized material, social and political realities struggling across religious lines in the promotion of human well-being, then we might see more clearly women already at work.

Author Biography

Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Fordham University

Jeannine Hill Fletcher is Professor of Theology, with a primary research focus in theologies of religious diversity has focused on the intersection with other forms of difference including gender and race, with an interest in the material and political impact of theological projects. Her books include Her books include Monopoly on Salvation? A Feminist Approach to Religious Pluralism (Continuum, 2005) and Motherhood as Metaphor: Engendering Interreligious Dialogue (Fordham University Press, 2013).


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How to Cite

Hill Fletcher, J. (2017). Who Speaks for Peace? Women and Interreligious Peacemaking. Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, 1(1), 11–26. https://doi.org/10.1558/isit.31725