Article first appears in BBC
The arena of religion and peace properly involves many styles of religious adherence, and many dimensions of religious structures and values
It has long been recognized in the religion-and-peace community that mystics represent a unique and special group with insights and benefits not found in other valid ways of being religious.
This BBC article describes a hopeful development in Afghanistan:
Sufism returns to Afghanistan after years of repression
Dawood Azami ("BBC," February 23, 2011)
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Kabul, Afganistan - As the Afghan government and its international
allies intensify efforts to bring the conflict to an end, the role and
influence of mystics is being sought to help bring the Taliban into
talks on a political solution.