A comparison of christian and hindu approaches to war and peace

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Arjuna was about to go into battle when he discovered many of his relatives and friends were on the opposing side. All faithful Muslims are thus involved in a continuous 'greater jihad' which is largely non-violent.

Self-defence Hindus believe that it is right to use force in self-defence: May your weapons be strong to drive away the attackers, may your arms be powerful enough to check the foes, let your army be glorious, not the evil-doer.

Hinduism and war Krishna reveals his true form to prove Arjuna's destiny as a warrior. Some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, including Marc Gopin, Mohammed Abu-Nimer, and David Steele, contributed chapters to that volume. This does not necessarily mean the rejection of ethical principles.

Gerrie ter Haar summarizes Assefa's contention as: "Bringing the spiritual dimension into the peacemaking process can create access to the more deep-seated, affective base of the parties' behavior, enabling them to examine critically their own attitudes and actions.

Confucianism and Taoism, which both developed in China, also share similar principles with Buddhism.

A comparison of christian and hindu approaches to war and peace

This report provides a series of case studies addressing specific religious conflicts through a variety of methodologies. The connection between religion and conflict is in the process of being thoroughly explored, however, to the extent that hyperbole and exaggeration are commonplace. Paul Mojzes is professor and former dean at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania.

Though all employ religious approaches, these cases illustrate several methodologies. Certainly one should not kill anyone. Some see the natural or logical conclusion of such a principle to be the rejection of all war and violence.

Most of the cases of religious or faith-based peacemaking are less dramatic in their outcomes.

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WAR AND WORLD RELIGIONS