Religion as a peace tool

  title={Religion as a peace tool},
  author={Chadwick F. Alger},
  journal={Global Review of Ethnopolitics},
  pages={109 - 94}
Introduction Research advocating the use of religion as a peace tool is an increasingly important response to the prominent use of religious differences by leaders as a basis for waging disruptive conflict and war. Appelby (1999), in The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence and Reconciliation, asserts that religion's ability to inspire violence is intimately related to its equally impressive power as a force for peace. He identifies what religious terrorists and religious peacemakers… Expand
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