Religion and Coloniality in Diplomacy

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    Abstract

    A wide range of contemporary policy issues tied to religion continue to be informed by the legacies of colonialism; among them security and terrorism, the promotion of freedom of religion and belief (FoRB), gender equality, sexuality, and reproductive rights. This essay distinguishes the historical period ofcolonialismfromcoloniality: the ongoing presence of structures and relationships of power created through the practices of colonialism. The author outlines some of these specific influences from the colonial period and he concludes with a series of recommendations that can help policymakers avoid exacerbating the effects of colonialism's legacy in global politics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)87-96
    Number of pages10
    JournalThe Review of Faith and International Affairs
    Volume18
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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