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The Global Impact of Religious Violence

Edited by Andre Gagne, Spyridon Loumakis and Calogero A. Miceli

Imprint: Wipf and Stock

214 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781498283052
  • Published: October 2016

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  • 9781498283069
  • Published: October 2016

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  • 9781498283076
  • Published: October 2016

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Acts of terror are everywhere! Not one day goes by without hearing about the latest suicide bomb in Baghdad, knife stabbing in Germany, or shooting spree in France or in the United States. A Christian extremist preacher claims that homosexuals deserve to die because he considers their lifestyle to be sinful; groups like ISIS perpetrate genocide against religious minorities and call for global jihad against infidels; Buddhist monks in Myanmar persecute the Rohingya for fear that the Muslim minority destroy their country and religion. All these actions seem to be somehow religiously motivated, where the actors claim to act in accordance with their beliefs. In the midst of this spiral of violence seen across traditions and geographical locations, there is a pressing need to understand why people act as such in the name of their faith. The Global Impact of Religious Violence examines why individuals and groups sometimes commit irremediable atrocities, and offers some solutions on how to counter religiously inspired violence.
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