One of the most prolific faith writers in Kansas City shares his perspective on how religion impacts people and politics amid armed conflict.
Here's my favorite passage from a recent post . . .
"The religions of the people of Russia and the people of Ukraine should, one might think, influence how they behave. If, however, Russia's government is in any way representative of the people, it's hard to make the argument that Putin's governments or any of the people supporting it are following the path of Jesus. Similarly, it's hard to make anything close to the argument that such terrorist groups as al-Qaida and ISIS are following the path of the Prophet Muhammad. They're not."
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As we consider developments in Ukraine and the efforts of Russia to make sure it is either no longer independent or at least is part of the Russian sphere of influence, let's think about the role of religion in those...