Religion & Conflict


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  • Created on: 03-12-12 18:45
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  • Religion & Conflict
    • Forgiveness
      • Hatred only leads to more hatred. Through dialogue people can learn to understand one another and over come the past
    • Just War Theory
      • It is the belief of some Christians that fighting a war is allowed in certain circumstances such as:
        • To protect people against a dictator
        • If the government declares war
    • Non-Violent Protests
      • Speaking Out
      • Marching
      • Refusing to buy products
      • Signing a petition
    • Jihad
      • Greater Jihad
        • Internal conflict that a person has to keep doing the right thing
          • For Muslims an example could be doing the prayer 5 times a day everyday
      • Lesser Jihad
        • Armed conflict, this should only be fought to bring freedom and peace
          • Before going to war you need to check if all the guidelines are met.
    • Peace organisations
      • Corymeela in Ireland
      • Children of Abraham Project Israel
    • Peace Activists
      • Desmund Tutu
      • Martin Luther King
      • Kim Puch
      • Oscar Romero
      • Ghandi
    • Pacifism
      • Many Christians believe that fighting in wars is never right and that violence of any sort can never be justified
    • Teachings on suffering
      • Christianity
        • Adam and Eve brought sin and death into the world when they disobeyed God
        • People are sinful
        • The devil tries to create evil
        • Jesus suffered in this world, he said that Christians can expect to have trouble but that He would comfort them
      • Islam
        • Life is a test. When you experience hardship it teaches you to depend on Allah and remain faithful to him
        • Shaytan is a tempter and will try to distract you from your path
        • Muslims will be rewarded for obeedience
    • The Quran says
      • "Where ever possible make peace with your adversary"
      • "If your enemy surrenders stop fighting"
      • "Mercy is better than revenge"
  • It is the belief of some Christians that fighting a war is allowed in certain circumstances such as:
    • To protect people against a dictator
    • If the government declares war

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