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Religion and War

LISTEN: No, Religion Does Not Cause All Wars

Posted 11.15.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal liv...

What If There Were No Religion?

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Religion, what is it good for? Depends on whom you ask -- and the question you ask them. There seems to be almost as many different perspectives with ...

Not In The Name Of Islam: Reflections On The Boston Marathon Bombings

Ajarat Bada | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion
Ajarat Bada

For those of us who believe in the enormous potential of religion to advance the cause of humanity, the bombings are disheartening. And there is a growing, albeit abstract, movement to create a new moral ethos for society that is devoid of religion. This is frightening.

Hanukkah, When The Jews Lit Candles Rather Than Celebrate War

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.09.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The Bible, with its vision of men one day beating swords into ploughshares and its promise of a future of eternal peace, sees war as savagery in every case but self-defense. The men of Arthur's roundtable may be born for adventure. But the biblical knight of faith is born for service.

Ask Pastor Paul: Does Religion Cause War?; Does God Like One Sports Team More?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Why should anyone be religious when so many of the wars and prejudice have been based on religion?

Who Has The Right To Talk About War?

Terri Barnes | Posted 04.25.2012 | Books

Our current HuffPost Book Club pick is "What It Is Like To Go To War" by Karl Marlantes. We are talking about different aspects of the military experi...

Is Religion The Cause Of Most Wars?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 06.10.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

History simply does not support the hypothesis that religion is the major cause of conflict. The wars of the ancient world were rarely, if ever, based on religion.

Foreign Policy's Amen Corner

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Clearly, religion has provided a shared language for leaders and the public throughout American history. Preston believes it is a "missing link, a vital but unrecognized part of the story."

Harnessing The Power Of Religion For Good

Ajarat Bada | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Ajarat Bada

Religion's potential transcends Marx's opium theory. Religion is not simply a panacea for the psychological imbalance of the masses. It has the power to unify people.

Beyond This Election: Tears To Water The Wellsprings Of New Life

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

History will not end in 2012, or 2020, and history is not made by governments alone.  Now we sow seeds. Watered with our tears, they will sprout. They will bear fruit.