Post Tagged with: "religious violence"

Unmasking ‘Religious’ Conflicts and Religious Radicalisation in the Middle East

Unmasking ‘Religious’ Conflicts and Religious Radicalisation in the Middle East

When one discusses conflicts that may have a religious background, it is mandatory to question when and under what circumstances does a conflict qualify as a ‘religious’.

The New (Anti-)Secularism

The New (Anti-)Secularism

The more belief and behaviour merge in the minds of policy drafters and radical atheists, the more liberty of conscience becomes ethically untenable.

Interview – Jessica Stern

Interview – Jessica Stern

Jessica Stern discusses the strategy of ISIS, reflects on her background in Chemistry, and considers the methodological implications of researching terrorist groups.

Should International Relations Scholars Care About Religious Freedom?

Should International Relations Scholars Care About Religious Freedom?

Since religious repression can contribute to extremist ideology and violence then religious freedom can be vital in addressing religiously inspired civil wars and terrorism.

Religion and War in the Past and Future

Religion and War in the Past and Future

The recent attacks in India suggest that the specter of religiously-motivated violence is not just back on the global agenda, but will be part of international affairs for years to come. Given what appears to be a jump in religiously-motivated violence over the last several years, what can we learn from past instances of religiously-motivated warfare to help us understand the present and future?

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