President of Pax Christi Austria addresses correlation between religion and violence

 

The president of Pax Christi Austria, Bishop Dr. Manfred Scheuer, gave a speech exploring how we should understand the correlation between religion and violence. Bishop Scheuer explains that religion is the private sphere of human beings and that this is the reason why religion is a source of profound conflicts, because this private sphere needs special protection. He also issues a special plea for a spirituality of peace, criticising all forms of idolatry and addresses the humanising power of religion. 

Read the entire speech in German here.

 

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