Religious Conflict Essays
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Kashmir is a place of endless religious tension, which has led to three wars, and more than 47,000 people killed between 1989 and 2008. The Kashmir conflict is increasing rapidly and could end up in a nuclear war. It all starts in 1846, when a Hindu leader by the name of Maharaja Hari Singh was ruling Kashmir, where the majority of people followed Islam. Then Britain took over Kashmir as a colony in 1858, taking away Maharaja’s position. However, India...
A casual glance at world affairs would suggest that religion is the core of many conflicts around the world. Religion can be powerfully motivating and quarrelsome. Religion has been a major factor in some historical conflicts. In recent years, we have witnessed an increase in violent and religious tensions. These all range from Islamic extremists and power struggles between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the Middle East to Hindu-Muslim conflict in India. Majority of the world’s countries experienced an increase...
I was born and raised in Africa, and at a very young age, I was exposed to conflict and civil war. My country had religious war in the first half of the 16th century, as I was told and read about it. Prophet Muhamad was born and raised in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, he was the leader and founder of the Islamic religion. When the Prophet Muhamad’s followers were persecuted by local authorities in the Middle East, they took refuge in...
“Rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths” (Muhammad Ali). Religion is a strong foundation of beliefs and worships that many people practice globally. Through religion, many people are drawn closer by sharing a common idea, which is very diverse in several regions. However, through such diversity in religion, conflicts arrive through disputed sacred lands. Religious conflicts bring rise to high amounts of...
Profane humanists and atheists consistently make the profession that religion is the number-one cause of violence and war throughout the history of humanity. Wikipedia defines a religious war or holy war “as a war primarily caused or justified by differences in religion”. In the modern period, debates are common over the extent to which religious, economic, or ethnic aspects of a conflict predominate in a given war. Britain’s most outspoken atheist, Richard Dawkins, has averred that religion has been the...