NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF RELIGION ON SOCIETY Religious groups have had vey bad effects on society; they caused a lot of harm to people and property. Firstly they cause death, injury and might even people for life. Some people would even get traumatized as a result of havocs caused by religious bodies. These people kill people a lot. For example a great number of people were killed in Nigeria when Boko Haram bombed the mosque one Friday.
Civil war has submerged Sri Lanka in a state of terror, tragedy, poverty, sorrow and chaos. Consider the following excerpts “[Everyone’s scared, Anil. It’s a national disease. ]” In addition, “Inside the Civil Rights movement offices at the Nadesan centre were the fragments of collected information revealing the sighting of a son, a younger brother [and] a father [whom were missing].” Throughout the book we also can see that Gamini has often had hundreds of injured patients in a day, from bomb blasts and gunshot wounds to roadside crucifixions. All three of these evidences display to us the fear, tragedy, death and casualties that have swept over Sri Lanka because of the civil war, this displays to us the societal change brought on by the conflict of hate and fear.
It has also promoted the feeling of insecurity among citizens of different nation through increase in proliferation of dangerous weapons like nuclear bombs. Globalization also leads to the loss of national identity and national culture through Migration (Conversi, 2014). This loss of national identity is the main cause for the increase in xenophobic attacks in many countries. The sovereignty of a nation is sometimes infringed by the international organization such as International Monetary Funds (IMF), World bank and World Trade Organization which can sometimes make decision that will influence the governance and operations of given countries, thereby losing their financial nationalism and sovereignty. Reference Ariely, G. (2012).
CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK 2.1. Introduction In almost every region of the world, governments abuse the basic human rights of their citizens through the use of torture, violence and by stifling freedom of speech, assembly, and religion, among other things (Ausderan, 2014). This has resulted in several studies conducted on human rights violation and conflict by different scholars. For example, Parlevliet, (2002:8-43) examined the link between human rights and conflict management, and argued that conflict management can contribute to the protection and promotion of human rights in a variety of ways. Thoms and Rons (2007:1-25) discussed the relationship between human rights violation and internal conflicts.
For many decades Nigeria has witnessed various forms of violent conflicts. In recent times the activities of a group known as Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria has become the major source of crisis and fear in the country. Notable among the gruesome activities of this group are attacks on churches resulting in the death of a number of Christians. Since Boko Haram is viewed as an Islamic fundamentalist group, the activities of the group against Christians are capable of igniting violent conflicts between Christians and Muslims. This article seeks to explain the role of civil society in preventing the escalation of the crisis into a battle between Christians and Muslims.
The Causes of Politicization of Religion Sometimes the cause of politicization of religion is the growing anger by a certain religions or sects of religion as a result of oppression by the state or other religions. The persecution which is not only discriminatory; but also create physical as well as psychological ruthlessness, may produce anger and make the oppressed desperate for freedom (Grim, 2007, pp. 633-658). For example, in Nigeria in 2010. 12,000 people killed in a cycle of violence as a tumour of anger between Christians and Muslims stretching back more than a decade (Greene, 2010).
During this period, outbreaks of violent conflicts between indigenous people and nomadic Hausa/Fulani settlers affected parts of Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa States, all in the Middle belt region. The internal violence in Nigeria transgressed to the North Eastern Region when in 2009, the jihadist rebel group Boko Haram started an armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria which has resulted to the loss of more than 10,000 displacement of millions(wikipedia,2015). The increasing tide of violent calls studies to establish the impact on human capital and development of areas affected. This work is important because in most cases, a lot of emphasis is placed on the immediate humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of violent crisis. This include sheltering and feeding the
However, the greatest challenge in the removal of the legacy of violent conflict and the reconstruction of the country is probably the reintegration of citizenry and re-establishment of society. As the nature of conflict has changed from interstate to intrastate, so too has its toll on human life reflected by the increasing proportions of civilian deaths in conflicts. At the beginning of the twentieth century approximately, 90 percent of war victims were soldiers, while by the 1990s however 90 percent of conflict casualties were civilians . Furthermore, attacks and atrocities against non-combatants have become widely employed as deliberate strategies of warfare including such tactics as systematic rape, mass executions, ethnic cleansing, and even genocide. This then leads to mass forced migration within and between countries inadvertently reducing human security through environmental degradation, inadequate sanitation and increased health problems.
To start with, terrorism prompts unreliability and consequently raises the expenses of working together. Buckelew (1984, p. 18) characterizes terrorism as "vicious, criminal conduct planned fundamentally to produce dread in the group, or in a significant fragment of the group, for political purposes" (accentuation included). Contingent upon the measurement of terrorist assaults, individuals may turn out to be progressively confounded, get apprehensive, or feel for the most part less protected. Case in point, following "year and a half of arbitrary savagery that has murdered near 400 subjects, harmed thousands, and upset
According to Boustan et al.,“These natural disasters disturb daily life and, in the worst cases, cause devastation. Events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy killed thousands of people and generated billions of dollars in losses.”