Religions: Generating Peace and Conflict by IPSP | Jul 11, 2016 | Forum | 0 comments Opening Statement IPSP on July 11, 2016 at 10:17 am Section 5 of Chapter 16 on Religions and Social Progress argues that religions have the potential to be generate conflict as well as peace: “The range of religious combatants and victims is broad indeed.” (#216). On the other hand, religions often play a substantitive role in conflict reconciliation (#229), upholding human rights and justice (#232), promoting peace and offering individuals a path out of violence (#233). Moreover, “religions have … powerful potential as initiators of social change” and in promoting social progress (#352). How can religions be peace-builders rather than conflict-generators? Share your ideas and experiences to explore how this can happen. What can citizens do, what can religious structures do, what can other organizations do? Please log in or register to add a reply.