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Islam is the religion that is expected to grow faster in the next forty years even though it is immersed in a profound crisis, which has violence as one of its most notable and worrying problems. In this context we wonder if violence can be considered as part of Islam; to what extent the justification for the use of violence that fundamentalist groups claim can find support in the Koran or if it is possible to reinterpret religious texts and history in a way that allows a peaceful Islam in the twenty-first century. At least as peaceful and positive as most of Muslims’ lives.

Jaume Flaquer, presents this reflection on this topic. He is a Jesuit and coordinator of the Theological Area of Cristianisme i Justícia.

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