Peace and Religion

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Peace

Advantages

  • The Qu'ran teaches seeking reconciliation and not revenge
  • Follow Jesus' example of being a pacifist
  • Pray for your enemies
  • Can stand up for injustices using peaceful protests
  • Religion teachings of equality and respect for all
  • All made in the image of God so should treat each other peacefully
  • God wanted us to create a peaceful and just society
  • Martin Luther King - Violence is wrong

Disadvantages

  • Religion can sometimes cause disputes over differences
  • Acts of aggression seen in religious texts eg Jesus supplying his men with knives

Evaluation

Both Christians and Muslims follow their teachings which leads to a peaceful society in religion

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