‘I Respect My Imam, But I Can’t Fight Even if He Tells Me to Fight. I am Peaceful for Myself and My Family’: Are We Overestimating Religion in Peace Dynamics?

@article{Ossai2021IRM,
  title={‘I Respect My Imam, But I Can’t Fight Even if He Tells Me to Fight. I am Peaceful for Myself and My Family’: Are We Overestimating Religion in Peace Dynamics?},
  author={Emmanuel Chiwetalu Ossai},
  journal={Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations},
  year={2021},
  volume={32},
  pages={181 - 202}
}
ABSTRACT Religious actors and works on religious peacebuilding largely hold that religion can have an impact, either positive or negative, on peace between members of different religious groups. However, questions about the extent of this impact remain. Guided by an interpretive research paradigm, using a case study design, and observing relevant tenets of other qualitative approaches, the author conducted fieldwork in Abuja, Nigeria, from January to August 2019, in an attempt to understand the… 
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