Eighth, field diplomats stress the importance of a more 'integrative approach of the peace process religious peace-making: strengths and weaknesses 1 strengths several factors endow religions and religious organizations with a great and under-utilized potential for constructive conflict management. Ions and world peace 5 roland czada | thomas held | markus weingardt religion – konflikt – frieden | 5 140512 08:46 czada, roland held, thomas weingardt, markus religions and world the german foundation for peace research, the research network religion and conflict and the academic council of the osnabrück peace forum collaboratively. Why religion matters: the impact of religious practice on social stability then the peace and happiness of the nation depend significantly on a renewal of religious practice and belief.
Religion has been implicated in all sorts of conflict and violence throughout human history there is blood on the hands of the faithful, and no avoiding the fact that in the service of the wrong people, religion can be a force of great harm this includes christianity. Religiously-motivated peace builders have played important roles in addressing many conflicts around the world this aspect of religion and conflict is discussed in the parallel essay on religion and peace this essay considers some of the means through which religion can be a source of conflict.
Religion, after all, is a powerful constituent of cultural norms and values, and because it addresses the most profound existential issues of human life (eg, freedom and inevitability, fear and faith, security and insecurity, right and wrong, sacred and profane), religion is deeply implicated in individual and social conceptions of peace. Impact of conflict feb 2007 collier and others from world bank)-conflict is inherent in all societies 20% by the end of the first decade of post-conflict peace, capital flight has risen further to 261%, a sort of “war overhang effect” which is the opposite. World peace, or peace on earth, is the concept of an ideal state of happiness, freedom and peace within and among all people and nations on earth this idea of world non-violence is one motivation for people and nations to willingly cooperate, either voluntarily or by virtue of a system of governance that objects warfare.
Hans küngs' thesis that there cannot be world peace without a religious peace is right representing two thirds of the world population, religions have a major responsibility in creating a constructive conflict culture. The forum on women, religion, violence, and power at the carter center what would it mean to have world peace the un’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development, specifically, global investment in peace building and peacekeeping is less than 2% of the economic impact of armed conflict.
With so much emphasis on religion as a source of conflict, the role of religion as a force in peacemaking is usually overlooked religious affiliation and conviction often motivates religious communities to advocate particular peace-related government policies.
Peace and conflict studies is a social science field that identifies and analyzes violent and nonviolent behaviours as well as the structural mechanisms attending conflicts (including social conflicts), with a view towards understanding those processes which lead to a more desirable human condition a variation on this, peace studies (irenology), is an interdisciplinary effort aiming at the.
After world war ii, the founding of the un system provided a further stimulus for more rigorous approaches to peace and conflict studies to emerge many university courses in schools of higher learning around the world began to develop which touched upon questions of peace, often in relation to war, during this period. Although “religion seems to be a cause of conflict, as well as of conflict resolution, the effects of religion in both exhorting men to peace and of justifying violence in defense of the “sacred” has been widely noted” (kratochwil 2005:114. February 2008 by david smock download special report 201 religion in world affairs: its role in conflict and peace [pdf] summary no major religion has been exempt from complicity in violent conflict yet we need to beware of an almost universal propensity to oversimplify the role that religion plays in international affairs.