Religion, peace and stability in the Middle East


  • Hussein Ahmed Syrian State University
  • Gunderson Larkin Institute of Religious studies, California


Religion and conflict have grown into an expanding field of research. It is now increasingly recognized that religion has come to play an increasingly important role in shaping today’s world. Middle East region is the origin of the three major monotheistic religious traditions of the world: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. This paper relied much on literature review approach. Past studies were reviewed to uncover the actual situation regarding juvenile delinquency. The conflicts occurring in this region are fought between people who believe in one and the same God (or at least come from a religious tradition). Conflicts with an explicit religious dimension in the issue at stake have increased over time and do now represent about half of all the armed conflicts. Thus, how religious armed conflicts can be prevented from breaking out, and how they can be managed and de-escalated once they have been initiated, are research as well as policy questions of outmost importance. Religion tolerance and respect are critical towards establishing harmony, peace and stability in the Middle East. The acceptance that there is no superior religion to another will ensure that conflicts arising from religion are mitigated.

Key words:  Religion, peace and stability in the Middle East

Author Biographies

Hussein Ahmed, Syrian State University

Syrian State University

Gunderson Larkin, Institute of Religious studies, California

Institute of Religious studies, California


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How to Cite

Ahmed, H., and G. Larkin. “Religion, Peace and Stability in the Middle East”. Journal of Sociology, Psychology & Religious Studies, vol. 3, no. 4, Sept. 2021, pp. 8-12,