Radical Islam and Nonviolence: A Case Study of Religious Empowerment and Constraint among Pashtuns

  title={Radical Islam and Nonviolence: A Case Study of Religious Empowerment and Constraint among Pashtuns},
  author={Robert C. Johansen},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={53 - 71}
Religious traditions, like national traditions, frequently foment collective violence. Yet all of the world's major living religious traditions also contain the seeds of tolerance, justice, compassion, and peace. A preoccupation with the violent elements of these traditions may impede the expression of their less violent themes. For diverse reasons, religious and political leaders may give insufficient attention to the peace-building prospects in religious traditions. As this case study of… 

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