Religion in Resolving Conflict

  • Created by: MaureenG
  • Created on: 04-06-18 10:39

OT prophets believed war to be God's judgment on his people. Tyler & Reid: "Presented as a God of action, his activety often seen in his engagment of conflict."

NT: Jesus as peaceful Messiah; "blessed are the peacemakers", "love out enemies".

Crusades were ordered by various Popes between 11th - 13thC. Known as holy wars they were carreid out 'on behalf of God'

Brewer in NI "religion has been part of the problem / salution." Ecumenical groups work within areas of social justcice. They look to bring reconciliation by ending innorance through prayer and councelling. Eg. Corrymeela Community.  Inter- church groups made from clergy from the various Christian…


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