Posts Tagged: Religion

The Story of Religion

Joe Volks asks whether religion can help us replace the narrative of "us versus" them with a more compelling story of peace.

Faith and Conflict

Religious faith and institutions can be positive factors in peacebuilding. But there are also many potential pitfalls.
Ira Chernus writes that Americans crave a foreign policy based on moral conviction. Neoconservatives have offered one version. The left must provide a different one.

Engaging Islam

Should the United States emphasize democracy or humanist religious traditions in its approach to global Islam? FPIF's Najum Mushtaq and Abdeslam Maghraoui of the U.S. Institute of Peace offer two different answers.
The Bush administration is supporting the reform of Islam from within. But this faith-based approach is undemocratic, ignorant of the complexities of Islam, and ultimately doomed to fail.
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