Effects Of Religion In Conflict

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INTRODUCTION Conflict has always been present throughout history until the contemporary era. Money, power, competition for resources are some of the most common triggering factors for a conflict to arise between nations in the globe. Government of each country have tried different forms of agreements – from pacts to treaties but none has yet offered full effectiveness in preventing rising tensions and conflicts in the recent and even in the coming years. Since there are a lot of factors that trigger conflicts, the research will scope down to a more uncommon contributing factor – ethnicity and their religion. Ethnicity as defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is a large group of people belonging to a same belief of customs, origins, traditions, and religion. On the other hand, religion is a set of organized belief that seeks to answer questions regarding the true purpose, cause, and nature of the universe which often contains the moral conduct set for the human beings to live by, which is according to BBC. As said by Jonathan Fox in his book entitled “Ethnoreligious Conflict in the Late Twentieth Century”, scholars during the past have tried to decipher the mystery behind the role religion plays in conflicts and its direct effect as a triggering factor. Although this assumption was formulated and all possible things there is to say about its link to conflict have already been said, this is still a topic considered to be lacking in research to support such claim. However,
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