Since September 11, the relationship between religion and conflict has become an urgent matter of consideration for citizens and policymakers. It has been all too easy to reduce this relationship to stereotypes about “fundamentalists” or “terrorists.” This leads to simplistic conclusions: religion is dangerous and should be kept out of the public sphere; or the religious dimensions of conflict will disappear if society becomes more secular or modern (Ganiel and Dixon 2008).
KeywordsCivil Society Public Sphere Cultural Pluralism Empirical Type Religious Dimension
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