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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(3), 50; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7030050

Nonviolence and Religion: Creating a Post-Secular Narrative with Aldo Capitini

Department of Politics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4RJ, UK
Received: 11 February 2018 / Revised: 2 March 2018 / Accepted: 14 March 2018 / Published: 20 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Politics of Peace and Conflict)
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This article argues that nonviolence is a valid framework for religions to build up a post-secular narrative. Drawing from the approach of Aldo Capitini, I claim that religions can choose nonviolence as a religious path to integrate the different narratives of secularism via the concepts and practices of liberation and openness. In particular, nonviolence adds self-rule to an immanent framework; it offers resilience to the society; and it adds “the heroism of peace” to the political sphere. The result is the construction via facti of an innovative post-secular narrative. View Full-Text
Keywords: nonviolence; post-secular; religion; secularism; praxis; Catholicism nonviolence; post-secular; religion; secularism; praxis; Catholicism
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