How faith can be positive for politics

By Simon Barrow
September 27, 2007

"You cannot generalise about the role of religion in politics... At some points in human history it has been a malign and terrible influence, at others, it has been critical to the development of progress and challenging injustice."

So writes Madeleine Bunting in a piece in today's Guardian newspaper about the role of Buddhist monks in Burma's nonviolent revolution.

I have reflected on this (with a variety of links providing more detailed comment and analysis) on my FaithInSociety blog:

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