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Religious War

Why Assad Will Win

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Now, after more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more uprooted from their homes or taking refuge in Turkey and Jordan, the muddled situation is becoming clearer.

Killing in the Name of God

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Despite myriad conflicts, religion at its core was created to foster peace. Considering the ever-present challenge for human survival in a hostile world, it is understandable that religions would occasionally remain silent on the verdict of war or fail in their missions to promote peace.

How To Stop Religious Warfare

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Nicholas Tampio

In the short term, Chris Stevens' killers should be brought to justice. But stopping religious warfare requires heirs of the Enlightenment, in Europe and America, and advocates of tajdid, in the Muslim world, to convince their peers that such warfare is wrong

Mighty Movie Podcast: Nadine Labaki on Where Do We Go Now?

Dan Persons | Posted 07.11.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A comedy about dire consequences, Where Do We Go Now? takes a look at the ease with which humanity slips into war, and the sometimes insurmountable difficulties that arise as people struggle to avoid it.

Why All Wars Are Religious Experiences

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Books
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

Chaplains working with our warriors can be vital to mission readiness including their spiritual preparation. All wars are religious. All conflicts are spiritual.

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.

Why Religious Conservatives Embrace The Language Of Religious War

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

I am no pacifist. Wars are necessary sometimes, whether of words or of military might. But religions don't look for wars where they don't exist, and they never thrive on military metaphors.

Does A Gay Fetus Have Any Rights?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion
Tom Gerdy

I understand that faith means sometimes having to accept what is difficult to understand. However, several questions about religion have been bothering me for a long time.

Jaw-Jaw Or War-War?

Pierre Whalon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

There is certainly enough reason to wonder whether we have once again allowed "violence, hatred, and enmity" to surface in our relations as religions.

Should Christians Be Pacifists?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Christianity is not a religion of pacifism, but neither is it a religion of "valor and gallantry in waging aggressive war in a just cause against the enemies of freedom while inflicting massive casualties in the process."

Does Religion Cause War

Kabir Helminski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kabir Helminski

Modern secular ideological movements are actually responsible for much greater and more indiscriminate violence than any religion ever has been.

Religious War On A Global Scale? An Interview With Mark Juergensmeyer | Nathan Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

As director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mark Juergensmeyer brings the s...

Palestinian President Warns Of 'Religious War' | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Palestinian president warned Tuesday that the region could plunge into a "religious war" over Israel's plans to recognize a disputed West Bank shr...