Religion and its Role in Conflict Resolution

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Today, there are many conflicts around the world. More often, the issues in conflicts are traceable to religion by some scholars. And this constitutes a problem as to if religion can offer anything positive in the resolution of conflict and building of peace in the society. Most of the time, religion is viewed as a motive for conflict and has emerged as a key component in many current and past conflicts. However, religion does not always drive violence; it is also an integral factor in the resolution of conflict and reconciliation process. Religion touches upon the deepest levels of identity. It can mobilize people for war, but also for lasting peace. Religion in many parts of the world is contributing to violent conflict, although exaggerated in many cases.  But,  religion  is  a  source  not  only  of intolerance,  human  rights  violations,  and  extremist  violence,  but  also  of  non-violent  conflict transformation,  the  defense  of  human  rights,  integrity  in  government,  and  reconciliation  and stability in divided societies. So, this paper addresses the role of religion in conflict resolution. It looks into what religion can do to help build peace in the society, to reduce violence and save lives. 


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APA

Ufere, G. (2022). Religion and its Role in Conflict Resolution. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/ufere-religion-and-conflict-resolution

MLA 8th

Ufere, Godswill Matthias Ome "Religion and its Role in Conflict Resolution" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Apr. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/ufere-religion-and-conflict-resolution. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

MLA7

Ufere, Godswill Matthias Ome . "Religion and its Role in Conflict Resolution". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Apr. 2022. Web. 25 May. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/ufere-religion-and-conflict-resolution >.

Chicago

Ufere, Godswill Matthias Ome . "Religion and its Role in Conflict Resolution" Afribary (2022). Accessed May 25, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/ufere-religion-and-conflict-resolution