Religion And Conflict Resolution
plays a role in some of the most repeated conflict zones of the world, and
religious conflicts constitute an increasing share of violent conflicts today.
For many individuals and groups, religious beliefs seem to give the moral
ammunition to justify and carry out violence. At the same time, state leaders
often have to contend juggling the right of religious freedom, their own
religious beliefs and preferences, and their fear of radical elements,
instability, and concerns for public safety. Religious repression can and does
occur under the auspices of fighting terror or protecting the country from
destabilizing and potentially dangerous elements.
The course explores
conflicts in the world over the centuries and the role religion plays in
escalating and resolving them.
The course aims to enable students to
explore conflicts in the world over the centuries and the role religion plays
in escalating and resolving them. Particularly,
the role of religion in conflict resolution.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
end of the course unit, students should be able to:
To know the role of religion
in conflict resolution
To know the religious
teachings on wars and revolutions
To know Religion plays and has played in
conflict escalation and conflict resolution in the world today and in the past.