Are Religion and Peace Antithetic to One Another?

  • Kashish Jaitley
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  • Kashish Jaitley

    Student at OP Jindal Global University, India

Abstract

The worldview is inconceivable without the interplay of religion and violence. The human population has categorised itself in different sects based on the religious beliefs. The conflicts between the religious communities have predominantly resulted in violence. The concept of religion is such that it knits the community so finely that even a minor threat to their religion could open doors to massive bloodshed. Though the major religions in the world preach peace yet the human race has been a witness of gruesome wars and battles in the name of religion. The religion based violence include the great The Thirty years War, Bosnian Wars, The French Wars of Religion, the Protestant- Catholic conflict in Ireland, 9/11 attacks etc. This paper is aimed to analyse with examples the contemporary issues of conflicts between the religion and the cause of violence. The approach towards writing is from the point of understanding the relationship between religion and world peace through understanding the dynamics of religion, politics and violence. The paper would further delve into the conflict resolution to conclude that there is a mid way where religion and peace can meet in the world today.

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Research Paper

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International Journal of Law Managment and Humanities,
Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 1518 - 1524

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.26326

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