Religion And Conflict Resolution
Religion 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
By 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.