Ramadan’s 'Truce of God'?

ByYONAH ALEXANDER
July 21, 2013 17:10

There are some hopeful signs that support a vision of a more tolerant and peaceful Ramadan.




Syrian refugees during Laylat al-Qadr, Cairo

Laylat al-Qadr (370). (photo credit:REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)

Ramadan, a key pillar of Islam, is currently celebrated by the faithful as a period of purification, introspection, and fasting. And yet, the “best month in Allah’s eyes” is also characterized by the intensification of violence against co-religionists and “infidels” throughout the arc of instability from West Africa to East Asia.

Despite this contradictory reality, is there still the possibility or probability of minimizing intra and inter-religious confrontations and maximizing ecumenical fraternalism in the Moslem World and beyond?

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