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Write a three to five (3-5) page paper, not including reference page, on the role of religion in the modern world. You may pick any single topic of interest to you provided it focuses upon how religion is a presence in the modern world. AGAIN, THINK "CURRENT EVENTS". The difference between this paper and Assignment 1 is that this paper will be on a single topic and you will analyze in more depth the subject, as opposed to the opinion you developed in your first paper.
You may use some of news articles collected for Assignment 1 as a starting point, but this is optional.

You should justify your arguments with logic and examples and must include no less than three references of works cited, whether they are from books, news articles, or other. There is no need to turn in your articles for this paper; the reference page will suffice.

Be neat and organized in your presentation.

You will be graded in the following manner: 25% spelling and grammar
25% logic of argumentation and research
25% overall neatness and organization
25% accurate understanding of material

you did Assignment 1

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Running Head: WORLD RELIGIONS 1 World Religions World Religions WORLD RELIGIONS 2 Religion plays a fundamental role in the world. There are numerous religions in the world with some been more dominant in given countries. The world’s largest religions include: Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Muslim. However, these are not the only religions in the world as the list is endless with different groups of people having differing religions (Patheos, 2010). Although these religions significantly differ from one another in their views, there is a commonality among the religions: all the religion followers have strong faith in their religion and are keen to fall all the religion teachings (Gifford, 2014). The believers also have a set of beliefs that they follow and abide to. All these religions believe in the existence of a supernatural power that is highly regarded and looked up to at all times. There has been ongoing religion hostility among various religions in the world with each religion perceiving it to be superior to the other religions. This religion hostility is more prominent in some countries compared to others. In India, cases of vandalism have been on the rise. Hindu extremists have vandalized many Christian areas as a revelation for Christian intolerance in the country. The Hindu extremists attacked Guardian Angel cemetery in Goa destroying approximately 11 crosses that were strewn on the road (Ferrao, 2017). This act of religious extremists isn’t the only case reported across the globe as the ongoing Middle East conflicts have been attributed to religion. Religion is regarded personal to most Middle East individuals. For example, in Syria, the people’s choice of sovereign is between Islamic Republic as well as Islamic State (Oren Kessler, 2016). The case in Syria shows the role of religion in politics as well as the role of religion as a source of conflicts among people with differing views. Religion plays an essential role in the society. Religion influence the actions of the society and more so the government. The beliefs of a given religion dictate the way of life of the society. In some religions such as Muslim, men are allowed to beat their wives. This act is WORLD RELIGIONS 3 popular among the Muslim societies and such values are instilled at school. In the school curriculum, textbooks teach the students that men are allowed to beat their wives as a way of instilling discipline. For example, in Al-Hijrah School, the textbooks in the school advocate for such actions against women ( Agerholm, 2017). The stories came to light after a 9-year old boy died of an allergic attack in the school. Although the government ordered seize of the books the practice of beating women is very popular in the Muslim culture and will take more than seizure of school textbooks to eradicate the act. Religion also directly influences matters facing a society or country at large. The issue of gay marriages has taken a different toll in various religions. Although Christianity for starters does not adorn the practice, there has been a change in their perception over the past years. Eugene H. Peterson recently announced his support for gay marriages arguing these couples portray spiritual lives similar to other couples. The latter is prominent minister at the Presbyterian Church and his stand on the issues demarcates a change in the perception of gay marriages in the society (MEDARDO, 2017). However, these views of the church on gay marriages highly depend on the country. Russia’ religious extremists have taken a different view on the issue of same sex marriages. A recent return to traditional values reveals a change in the perception of issues such as gay marriages with increased hostility towards this group reported in the country. The Orthodox Christian believers have taken a strict stern and the extremists have occasionally attacked this marginalized group with the intention forcing gays to commit suicide (Chichtchenkova, 2013). These attacks are carried out by religious extremists in the country without police intervention that indicates the partnership of the government and the church to eradicate these practices. WORLD RELIGIONS 4 Religion also plays a fundamental role in influencing politics. This influence of religion on politics is demonstrated by the demonstrators from National Black Church Initiative who picketed the Qatar Embassy demanding president Donald Trump to act against Qatar and its support for terrorism (Oren, 2016). Although Trump takes credit for the isolation of Qatar by Arab nations, the demonstrators demands for more. These demonstrators have been ongoing and calls for government to act that demarcate the role of religion in a country’s affairs. Religions directly influence not only the society but the government as well. In countries such as Russia, the government has joined hands with the church to eradicate practices that are condoned in the society. However, some religious beliefs tend to vary from one country to another. Christians in a given country hold different views on various aspects of life from other Christians in a different country (Chichtchenkova, 2013). There are many religions across the globe. However, the most dominant religions are Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Muslim. There has been a prolonged conflict between religions regarding their superiority. Some of these conflicts are prominent and have resulted to loss of life as reported in Geo. References WORLD RELIGIONS 5 Patheos Editors, (2010, September 27). World Religions: An Introduction to Five Major Traditions. Patheos. Retrieved from: http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/World-ReligionsAn-Introduction-to-Five-Major-Traditions Harriet Agerholm, (2017,July 16). ‘Muslim school where library books said husbands could beat wives to be taken over by Government’. INDEPENDENT. Retrieved from: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/muslim-school-taken-overgovernment-ofsted-al-hijrah-mohammed-ismaeel-ashraf-birmingham-gendera7843511.html Mgr Neri Ferrao (2017, July 15). ‘Crosses broken and cemetery desecrated in Goa due to religious hatred’. AsiaNews. It. Retrieved from: http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Crosses-broken-and-cemetery-desecrated-in-Goa-due-toreligious-hatred,-Mgr-Neri-Ferrao-says-41301.html MEDARDO PEREZ (2017, JULY 13). ‘Prominent Christian Leader Proclaims Support for Same-Sex Marriage’. NBC News. Retrieved from: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbcout/prominent-christian-leader-proclaims-support-same-sex-marriage-n782556 Chichtchenkova Maria (2013, December 19). PUTIN'S FIGHT FOR “TRADITIONAL VALUES”. THE DISSIDENT BLOG. Retrieved from: https://www.dissidentblog.org/en/articles/putins-fight-traditional-values Oren Kessler, (2016, February 13). “The Middle East's Conflicts Are About Religion”. The National Interest. Retrieved from: http://nationalinterest.org/feature/themiddle-easts-conflicts-are-about-religion-15205 Misha Euceph, (2017, June 28). “Qatar Embassy Protestors Demand More US Pressure Against State-Sponsored Terrorism. US.NEWS. Retrieved from: WORLD RELIGIONS 6 https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-06-28/qatarembassy-protesters-demand-more-us-pressure-against-state-sponsored-terrorism Gifford David Reverend, (2014, 29 April). “How Relevant Is Faith and Religion in a Modern Society?” Huffingtonpost. Retrieved from: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/reverend-davidgifford/uk-religion_b_4864797.html Running Head: WORLD RELIGIONS 1 World Religions World Religions WORLD RELIGIONS 2 Religion plays a fundamental role in the world. There are numerous religions in the world with some been more dominant in given countries. The world’s largest religions include: Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Muslim. However, these are not the only religions in the world as the list is endless with different groups of people having differing religions (Patheos, 2010). Although these religions significantly differ from one another in their views, there is a commonality among the religions: all the religion followers have strong faith in their religion and are keen to fall all the religion teachings (Gifford, 2014). The believers also have a set of beliefs that they follow and abide to. All these religions believe in the existence of a supernatural power that is highly regarded and looked up to at all times. There has been ongoing religion hostility among various religions in the world with each religion perceiving it to be superior to the other religions. This religion hostility is more prominent in some countries compared to others. In India, cases of vandalism have been on the rise. Hindu extremists have vandalized many Christian areas as a revelation for Christian intolerance in the country. The Hindu extremists attacked Guardian Angel cemetery in Goa destroying approximately 11 crosses that were strewn on the road (Ferrao, 2017). This act of religious extremists isn’t the only case reported across the globe as the ongoing Middle East conflicts have been attributed to religion. Religion is regarded personal to most Middle East individuals. For example, in Syria, the people’s choice of sovereign is between Islamic Republic as well as Islamic State (Oren Kessler, 2016). The case in Syria shows the role of religion in politics as well as the role of religion as a source of conflicts among people with differing views. Religion plays an essential role in the society. Religion influence the actions of the society and more so the government. The beliefs of a given religion dictate the way of life of the society. In some religions such as Muslim, men are allowed to beat their wives. This act is WORLD RELIGIONS 3 popular among the Muslim societies and such values are instilled at school. In the school curriculum, textbooks teach the students that men are allowed to beat their wives as a way of instilling discipline. For example, in Al-Hijrah School, the textbooks in the school advocate for such actions against women ( Agerholm, 2017). The stories came to light after a 9-year old boy died of an allergic attack in the school. Although the government ordered seize of the books the practice of beating women is very popular in the Muslim culture and will take more than seizure of school textbooks to eradicate the act. Religion also directly influences matters facing a society or country at large. The issue of gay marriages has taken a different toll in various religions. Although Christianity for starters does not adorn the practice, there has been a change in their perception over the past years. Eugene H. Peterson recently announced his support for gay marriages arguing these couples portray spiritual lives similar to other couples. The latter is prominent minister at the Presbyterian Church and his stand on the issues demarcates a change in the perception of gay marriages in the society (MEDARDO, 2017). However, these views of the church on gay marriages highly depend on the country. Russia’ religious extremists have taken a different view on the issue of same sex marriages. A recent return to traditional values reveals a change in the perception of issues such as gay marriages with increased hostility towards this group reported in the country. The Orthodox Christian believers have taken a strict stern and the extremists have occasionally attacked this marginalized group with the intention forcing gays to commit suicide (Chichtchenkova, 2013). These attacks are carried out by religious extremists in the country without police intervention that indicates the partnership of the government and the church to eradicate these practices. WORLD RELIGIONS 4 Religion also plays a fundamental role in influencing politics. This influence of religion on politics is demonstrated by the demonstrators from National Black Church Initiative who picketed the Qatar Embassy demanding president Donald Trump to act against Qatar and its support for terrorism (Oren, 2016). Although Trump takes credit for the isolation of Qatar by Arab nations, the demonstrators demands for more. These demonstrators have been ongoing and calls for government to act that demarcate the role of religion in a country’s affairs. Religions directly influence not only the society but the government as well. In countries such as Russia, the government has joined hands with the church to eradicate practices that are condoned in the society. However, some religious beliefs tend to vary from one country to another. Christians in a given country hold different views on various aspects of life from other Christians in a different country (Chichtchenkova, 2013). There are many religions across the globe. However, the most dominant religions are Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Muslim. There has been a prolonged conflict between religions regarding their superiority. Some of these conflicts are prominent and have resulted to loss of life as reported in Geo. References WORLD RELIGIONS 5 Patheos Editors, (2010, September 27). World Religions: An Introduction to Five Major Traditions. Patheos. Retrieved from: http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/World-ReligionsAn-Introduction-to-Five-Major-Traditions Harriet Agerholm, (2017,July 16). ‘Muslim school where library books said husbands could beat wives to be taken over by Government’. INDEPENDENT. Retrieved from: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/muslim-school-taken-overgovernment-ofsted-al-hijrah-mohammed-ismaeel-ashraf-birmingham-gendera7843511.html Mgr Neri Ferrao (2017, July 15). ‘Crosses broken and cemetery desecrated in Goa due to religious hatred’. AsiaNews. It. Retrieved from: http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Crosses-broken-and-cemetery-desecrated-in-Goa-due-toreligious-hatred,-Mgr-Neri-Ferrao-says-41301.html MEDARDO PEREZ (2017, JULY 13). ‘Prominent Christian Leader Proclaims Support for Same-Sex Marriage’. NBC News. Retrieved from: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbcout/prominent-christian-leader-proclaims-support-same-sex-marriage-n782556 Chichtchenkova Maria (2013, December 19). PUTIN'S FIGHT FOR “TRADITIONAL VALUES”. THE DISSIDENT BLOG. Retrieved from: https://www.dissidentblog.org/en/articles/putins-fight-traditional-values Oren Kessler, (2016, February 13). “The Middle East's Conflicts Are About Religion”. The National Interest. Retrieved from: http://nationalinterest.org/feature/themiddle-easts-conflicts-are-about-religion-15205 Misha Euceph, (2017, June 28). “Qatar Embassy Protestors Demand More US Pressure Against State-Sponsored Terrorism. US.NEWS. Retrieved from: WORLD RELIGIONS 6 https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-06-28/qatarembassy-protesters-demand-more-us-pressure-against-state-sponsored-terrorism Gifford David Reverend, (2014, 29 April). “How Relevant Is Faith and Religion in a Modern Society?” Huffingtonpost. Retrieved from: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/reverend-davidgifford/uk-religion_b_4864797.html ...
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Running Head: RELIGION

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Religion
Name
Institution

RELIGION

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Introduction

The universe is experiencing several social problems that challenge people from individual to
societal levels. Same sex marriages, climate change, racial divides, and poverty are some of the
challenges in today’s word that seem to be unsolvable, and people are turning to their faith for assistance.
Experts suggest that families, societies, and people are relying on faith in the present moments to acquire
some comfort sense and even gain actual peace (Harris, 2010). Different views are presented whether
religion has assisted in solving the social problems that are experienced with some supporting its
functions and others refuting its importance. This research paper, therefore, explores how religion has
particularly assisted in handling intolerance and aggression in the modern world and led to acquired peace
in societies.
Role of Religion in Promoting Peace by Reducing Intolerance and Aggression
The definite role of religion is to assist people to search for peace, and it places its moral
principles and values to reduce occurrences of intolerance and aggression. Some cases of intolerance and
aggression arise from political, economic, educational, and scientific misunderstandings. Culturally, there
are also disputes among people, and some may feel to be better than the rest and thus creating the lack of
peace through displays of aggression and intolerance. The values and principles that religion exhibits
teach against greed, hatred, and delusion since they are defined to be the major causes of conflicts and
wars in societies(Salomon &Nevo, 2005). Religion has often defined issues that make people exhibit
senses of hatred and intolerance to be evil and unwholesome and thus bring the mind into situations of
unrest. Religion further teaches that people should harbor best values so that they don’t have bad ideas in
their minds and then end up in outbursts that lead to physical violence and a further global warfare.
Religion believes that war begins in the minds of people and such are shown by incidences and
feelings of intolerance and aggression. The concept of religion teaches its followers that what is inside a
person is what culminates to the outside and thus in case they want to live in peace, they have to harbor

RELIGION

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some internal discipline. For a nation or society to have peace, they must also have their internal peace,
and that is what religious leaders preach all over. Religion then often suggests that peace must begin in
the minds of people for it to be portrayed in the physical world. Followers are often taught how to love
one another as the greatest commandment among Christians and love cannot exist when other vices are
present. Issues like aggression and intolerance are therefore put a halt among Christians if at all they
would want to experience their greatest commandment; love(Saiya, 2015). In one way or the other, most
Christians have had to reduce their levels of p...

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