The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

Koni Komboro/Reuters

More on:

Religion

Sub-Saharan Africa

Human Rights

from Religion and Foreign Policy Series

Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James professor of missions and world Christianity at Yale Divinity School and professor of history and international and area studies at Yale University, discusses the origin and evolution of the Muslim pacifist tradition in West Africa highlighting Islam's role in fostering political moderation, religious tolerance, and social pluralism throughout the region.

Up

Explore More on CFR

Public Health Threats and Pandemics

Endemic to the African tropics, the Ebola virus has killed thousands in recent years, putting the World Health Organization and major donor countries in the limelight as they’ve grappled with how to respond to outbreaks.

Canada

A trade war with Canada makes no strategic sense.

North Korea