A Force for Peace

“I remain convinced that, in many conflict zones throughout the world, if religion does not become part of the solution, it will be part of the problem. We have not yet learned what it is for religion to be a force for peace… Faith persists. So does religious conflict. In the short term, wars are won by weapons; in the long run, by ideas. We need new ideas about what it means to honour human difference while at the same time renewing the global covenant of humankind.”

The Persistence of Faith, p. ix