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  • Religious Conflict
  • Conflicts along Religious Borders
    • Interfaith Boundaries
      • Boundaries between the world’s major faiths.
    • Intrafaith Boundaries
      • Boundaries within a single major faith.
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  • Interfaith Boundary in Africa
  • Nigeria
    • Islam in the north
    • Christianity in the south
    • Imposition of sharia law there
    • Ibo in SE (secessionist sentiment there)
  • Civil War in Sudan
    • Slavery
    • Since 1983, attempts to impose sharia law on the Christian south
    • truce
    • Has not been friendly to the US
    • Situation in Darfur is not a religious conflict--both groups are Islamic.
  • Ethiopia --Coptic Christians in the highlands --Islam in the lowlands Indigenous religions remain in pockets ,
  • Partition of India
  • Conflict over Kashmir
  • Ayodhya
  • Sri Lanka --30% Tamil (Hindu-Dravidian) Separatist movement --70% Sinhalese Buddhists
  • Armenia and Azerbaijan Soviet Union’s divide-and-diminish plan
  • The Former Yugoslavia Genocide Ethnic Cleansing
  • Israel and Palestine
  • The West Bank with a the proposed security wall, parts of which the Israeli government has already built.
  • Northern Ireland (Intrafaith conflict)
    • Identities are tied to Religion, but are
    • deepened by:
    • economics
    • colonial experiences
    • activity spaces (segregation)
  • Sunni-Shi’ite Conflict (intrafaith conflict)