Religious Causation of War
Etim E. Okon

The concept of war implies the deliberate use of force by one group to impose its will upon another group. Historically, religious disputes have been a potent cause of war. While some religious organizations have imposed their doctrines by force on outsiders, others do not even recognize the principle of religious liberty. The focus of this paper is to examine the attitude of religious people to war. It is the thesis of this paper that religion as a social institution cannot be neutral in social conflict and the situation is even worst when sectarian interest is pursued on the cloak of religion.

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