Religion and Politics. Religion and Politics. In some parts of the world, religion and politics are inseparable. Notable examples of countries where there is a solid connection include: Ireland, India and Israel.
Dogma: a set of doctrines proclaimed to be absolutely true by the representatives of a religious faith
Fundamentalism: any religious movement that seeks to return to the founding principles of a faith in the belief that the holy texts are the literal and authentic word of God
Terrorism: the usage of violence and terror to achieve political ends, particularly when directed by individuals against a society or state.
Jihad: in Islam, a holy war or spiritual struggle against non believers; also, an individual Muslim’s struggle for spiritual perfection
Non-Sectarian: not limited to, or associated with a particular religious denomination or belief
Secular State: a state that is governed without reference to religious doctrine
State Religion: a religious body or belief officially supported by the state.
Theocracy: A form of government in which religious law is dominant over civil law (e.g. Iran)
The “peace wall” in West Belfast
Ireland and Northern Ireland
Sein Fein leader Gerry Adams
Mural of former Republican MP
Republican Mural in West Belfast
Rangers vs. Celtic: More than a
football match. War by proxy
Glasgow Rangers and Celtic Fans