Ramadan’s 'Truce of God'?

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

Syrian refugees during Laylat al-Qadr, Cairo
Photo by: 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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