The potential for intolerance lies in the logic of religions like christianity and islam that claim to be based on a divine revelation. Between ☪islam & christianity, which one is from god (peaceful dialogue) has 21,265 members in the name of allah most gracious most merciful jump to sections of this page accessibility help islam is the only accepted religion of god muhammad is the only last messenger of god. The ferocious cruelty of these jihadist fighters, quoting the qur’an as they behead their hapless victims, raises another distinctly modern concern: the connection between religion and violence. Each act of violence makes it more urgent for muslims and christians everywhere to recognize the things we have in common, to bear witness that we are all creatures of the one merciful god, and to agree once and for all that recourse to violence in the name of religion is completely unacceptable.
The argument that religion is prone to violence is a significant component in the construction of an opposition between the west and the rest, as samuel huntington puts it 23 huntington's famous thesis about the clash of civilizations was first put forward by bernard lewis in an article entitled the roots of muslim rage: it should by. (rns) ongoing violence in nigeria has exacerbated tensions between the country's muslims and christians nigeria has equal numbers of christians and muslims, and 92 percent of the country's. A damaged home belonging to one of seven christian families whose houses were looted and set on fire by muslim men in al-karm village in the southern province of minya, egypt.
Note: citations are based on reference standards however, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Christian violence in history the horrible truth is that, numerically and statistically speaking, christian civilization is the bloodiest and most violent of all civilizations in all of history, and is responsible for hundreds of millions of deaths. Ike cowell, pastor of grace evangelical methodist church in fort worth, said one can expect that dialogue between christians and muslims would involve some difference of opinion but should involve some outreach and be based on mutual respect. Yet there are a number of big, widely documented differences between christianity and islam that can be seen in the traditions established by their history and in the actual content of their.
Christians or jews or other religions might have done barbarism in the name of their respective religion but that is history now unfortunately, muslims are creating history now – doing barbarism in the name of islam. Christian and muslim leaders have united to condemn religious extremism and promote the importance of interfaith dialogue a two-day meeting between the muslim council of elders (mce) and the world council of churches (wcc) last week focused on the vitality of working for peace and countering. Editor’s note: this article originally appeared on cwr on september 10, 2014 although the topic of violence in islam is a controversial one, benedict xvi placed it at the center of his.
For muslims themselves, violence among members of the faith may be of greater consequence than struggles between groups representing islam and christianity today a major player in exacerbating nigerian sectarian violence is the muslim sect called boko haram, which is strongly opposed to western values and forms of education and generally. Origins of christian-muslim dialogue in nigeria: the history of the relation between christians and muslims in nigeria is closely tied to the history of the nigerian state. Seven percent of muslims in america told pew researchers that violence against civilians is “sometimes” justified in the name of islam, and 1% said “often” whoa.
A sampling of violence in the quran thereligionofpeace: trop is a non-partisan, fact-based site which examines the ideological threat that islam poses to human dignity and freedom. The history of religion and violence to say that the quran promotes the violence of isis is analogous to saying that the bible promotes the violence of the kkk this overlooks the rich. Understanding what islam and christianity do and do not hold in common is an important task, but asking whether muslims and christians worship the same god will not get us there.
For too many centuries, from the beginning of the encounters between arab muslims and the christians outside of the arabian peninsula, christians have made outlandish statements about islam, muhammad, and muslims. Religious violence in india includes acts of violence by followers of one religious group against followers and institutions of another religious group, often in the form of rioting religious violence in india, especially in recent times, has generally involved hindus and muslims, although incidents of violence have also involved atheists, christians and sikhs. Christianity and violence jump to navigation jump to search the violence in god's name: religion in an age of conflict orbis books thiery, daniel e polluting the sacred: violence, faith and the civilizing of parishioners in late medieval england why christianity is and islam isn't, regnery publishing, 2007,.