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Title:Perspectives of non-violence and peace in African religion
Author:Olaoba, O.B.ISNI
Year:2007
Periodical:Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies
Volume:39
Issue:2
Pages:76-87
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:African religions
values
peace
Abstract:The culture of nonviolence is inherent in African religion. Peace is crucial to development. This paper probes into the nature of African religion with a view to ensuring progress and development in society. What makes for tolerance in traditional African religion? Why does African religion embrace the culture of nonviolence? How can the values associated with African religion be worked into the schemes of development in contemporary African societies? These are the questions addressed in the paper. Ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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