This title considers the role of the world's major religions in global issues such as peace, justice, war, and cooperation. It covers seven major faiths; shows the common ground among the faiths, as well as the differences; and, illustrates how better understanding between the faiths could lead to a more peaceful world. It is an important work at a time when religion plays a role in many major conflicts. Many authors have written on the effect that technology, economics, and politics have on globalisation, but few have addressed the potential impact of religion on the future direction of globalisation. This work is intended to fill this vacuum. It addresses the role the world's major religions will play in bringing either greater peace and justice or hatred and hostility into the global village. Will seven of the world's major religions, which exert the greatest amount of influence, be a force for good or ill in the emerging global village of the twenty-first century?Covering the religions to which the majority of world's population adheres, this book offers insight into the commonalities, differences, and potential for coming together to create peace to be found among the major faiths. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are covered and topics such as sexuality, ethics, violence, and the tension between secular and sacred arenas are discussed for each. The author argues that if the leaders and laity of these religions are able to find common ground for cooperation, then efforts toward peace and justice in the global village can be more effective and lasting. If they accentuate their differences, he suggests, then they will produce more hatred and hostility.
The Future of Peace and Justice in the Global Village by Thomas R. McFaul was published by ABC-CLIO in September 2006 and is our 63476th best seller. The ISBN for The Future of Peace and Justice in the Global Village is 9780275993139.