International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Ethical Evaluation of African Religiosity amidst Violent Conflict and Crisis in Africa in Contemporary Time
Essien, Essien D.

Despite the high social relevance of religion in Africa and the averred intense religiosity of Africans, a number of hypotheses still connect religion to conflict in the continent. Equally though, whilst violent conflict in the form of civil, ethnic, or religious have characterized much of the growth of African countries in the past decades, the religious landscape of Africa is typified with ambivalence depicting that religion may not only incite violence but also contribute to peace. Drawing upon an extensive contemporary research and literature on African religiosity and violent conflict, this study examines the relationship between religion and conflict in African. With an insight provided into understanding the independent layers of religious conflict nexus in Africa, a criterion on what should constitute appropriate approach toward conflict resolution is thus supplied. Findings however have significant implication for cumulative research on the subject of African religiosity and violent conflict in modern Africa.

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