Instances that Involve Relationship Between Religion & Politics

Instances that Involve Relationship Between Religion & Politics.

  • Gandhiji believed that politics must be guided by ethics drawn from religion
  • Human rights groups demanding the Government to take special steps to protect religious minorities
  • Women’s movements want Government to change family laws to make it equitable

HOW CAN RELIGION INFLUENCE POLITICS

  • Mahatma Gandhi Believed that politics must be guided by ethics drawn from all religions
  • Ideas, ideals and values drawn from different religions should play important role in politics.
  • People should be able to express in politics their needs and demands as a member of a religious community.
  • Those who hold political power should be able to prevent discrimination on the basis of religion.

MEANING OF COMMUNALISM

  • Communalism is a situation when a particular community tries to promote its own interest at the cost of other communities.

WHEN DOES COMMUNALISM PROBLEM BECOME ACUTE?

  • Religion is seen as the basis of the nation.
  • When one religion and its followers are discriminated by others.
  • When people start believing that belief of their religion is superior than other religions.
  • When the state power is used to established the domination of one religion over the others.

MAJOR BELIEFS OF COMMUNAL PEOPLE

  • The followers of a particular religion must belong to one community.
  • Their fundamental interest should be same.
  • people who follow different religions can not belong to the same social community
  • If the followers of different religions have commonalities these are superficial

IDEAS OF COMMUNAL POLITICS FUNDAMENTALLY FLAWED

  • Most of these beliefs are not true.
  • People of one religion don’t have the same interests and aspirations in every context.
  • Everyone has several other roles, positions and identities.
  • There are many voices inside every community.
  • All these voices have the right to be heard.

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