Cause Of Conflict

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Whilst conflict comes in different forms, the most important ones that are facing us now are political, racial, and religious. It is crucial for us to be able to address those conflicts and find solutions for them, as they have caused suffering in many societies. Although these problems can be solved through power or law, most of them require virtue in order to actually reach a long term solution. In this paper I will investigate which types of virtuous behavior are most important for each type of conflict. To lessen political tension, there must be trust between members of society in order to create a community where people can rely on each other and overcome the clash of dissonant politics. For centuries, politics has been creating…show more content…
Therefore humanity is vital to end unfair treatment against certain groups. To put what is being preached into practice, people must act on love and kindness towards others and focus on the values they share, rather than their differences. This is where the virtue of humanity becomes significant. With increased sense of humanity, the quality of compassion becomes prominent and people will question their decisions with reason, in turn making them more empathetic. Racial tension was a major part of 20th century United States, when the rights of African Americans were violated and they were treated as being inferior to white people. Martin Luther King Jr, a revolutionary figure and advocate of the civil rights movement, stated “Make a career of humanity”. He firmly believed that people’s speech and actions should be a reflection of the virtue of humanity, because it is the strongest virtue to overcome racial discriminations and conflicts. Racial conflict is the result of a manually classified hierarchy of people based on their racial identity, but another form of conflict that goes beyond race and has caused hostility among people based on their faith, is religious…show more content…
However, they have served to create division between people. In the modern world, people are exposed to unfamiliar and different ideologies on a daily basis, through social relations in diverse communities and especially through the internet and social media. This of course has led to an clash of religious ideologies and the debate of which deity or religion should predominate institutions, governments and populations (especially in the second world countries). What has exasperated religious tensions is the lack of tolerance. Tolerant people realize that it isn’t necessary for them to agree with the differing ideas of their fellow neighbor, classmate, or colleague but to simply “let them be”. Tolerance is lacking despite it being a major part of many religions. Islam is an example of a religion that openly promotes tolerance towards non-Muslims, and this is conveyed in multiple verses from the Quran. “For you is your religion, and for me is my religion” (al-Kafirun, verse 6), this is a verse from the Quran, which conveys the idea that religion is a personal choice and people have to respect and tolerate that choice. Tolerance goes hand in hand with coexistence, so to have a cohesive society people should give enough space to each other. The practice of this virtue would significantly reduce religious conflict between
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