The Role of Religion in Conflicts: Initiator or Catalyst of the Conflict Cover Image

Uloga religije u sukobima: pokretač ili katalizator sukoba
The Role of Religion in Conflicts: Initiator or Catalyst of the Conflict

Author(s): Vladislav Stefanović
Subject(s): Politics and religion, Nationalism Studies, Politics and Identity
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: conflict; religion; identity; extremism; nationalism

Summary/Abstract: The author tries to explain the role of religion in conflicts, with reference to certain countries with the majority Muslim population. author proceeds from the hypothesis that religion can accelerate the conflict and constitute an obstacle to a peaceful solution to the conflict, but also the means to a peaceful resolution of the conflict. is religion would initiate conflict or serve as a means for a peaceful settlement of the conflict depends on the concrete historical situation and on how the religion mediates to society and the individual. in the first part of study the author presents the basic concepts of conflict and types of conflict, the second part is focused on the analysis and conceptual definition of religion and the relationship between religion and politics, the third part examines contemporary religious conflicts. in conclusion, the author endeavors to provide a possible framework for overcoming religious intolerance and preventive action among religious groups.

  • Issue Year: 12/2018
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 87-107
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Serbian