Religious Conflict

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Religious Conflict

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

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