Carolien Jacobs: Plurality of religion, plurality of justice (2010)

plurality_kaftReligion is alive, especially – and increasingly – in the global South. What impact does religion have in everyday life as provider of normative orientations? This research investigates the role of religion in disputing processes in Gorongosa, Mozambique, where both traditional religion and Christianity are tremendously popular. The author compares the religiously-oriented modes of disputing with the secular and formal modes of disputing advocated by government actors. The study reveals that different religions provide different normative orientations to people that strongly impact modes of disputing, not only within the religious realm but also within secular realms of disputing.