Religious Diversity in the Middle East and its impact on patterns of global Interaction

Ugwoegbu, Edmund Ugochukwu and Umeh, Lucy Chinwe (2021) Religious Diversity in the Middle East and its impact on patterns of global Interaction. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science, V (IX). pp. 541-546. ISSN 2454-6186

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: Religion has remained the key to understanding politics in the Middle East and it has a pronounced impact in the global society at large. The three monotheistic religion namely Christianity, Islam and Judaism originated in the Middle East with Islamic religion predominating. The estimated population of over 411 million includes 13 million Arab Migrants as of this year 2021 was 90% Muslims with religious diversity existing within the Islamic realm and also among the 10% of non�Muslims in the region. This study dissected religious diversity in Middle East using Structural Functionalism theory, documentary method and content analysis of varieties of religion which appears to be a regular feature of the modern complex society. It therefore discovered Middle East as the hub of conflict/terrorism due to its highly diversified nature when it comes to religion and the more diverse its religious population, the more violent its domestic conflict tend to be. However, it recommended that all the diverse religious population should embrace ecumenism and unification of the complex structures that will perform cordial functions of accommodation of the diverse religions in order to avert conflict among the difference religions that exist within the Middle East geographical area.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 12 May 2023 14:07
Last Modified: 12 May 2023 14:07

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