Nelson points to a number of cased where religion has undermined stability or prompted change:
a) In Northern Ireland, Roman Catholicism has been long associated with Irish Republicanism.
b) Martin Luther King
c) 1960s, Roman Catholic Chuch in Latin America: Liberation Theology
d) Iran, 1979 revolution with Ayatollah Khomeini taking charge
e) Poland: Roman Catholic Church opposed the communist state
f) South Africa, Archibishop Tutu was a prominent opponent of the apartheid.
g) 1989 and 1990: unrest in a number of Soviet republics suggested the continued strength of religious belief. The Roman Catholic Church in Lithuania was…