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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 

Does Cultural Identity Lead to Violence?

In his new book "Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny", Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen argues that people of the world can be partitioned into civilizational categories that can either reinforce their differences or contribute to mutual understanding of shared identities leading to a universal culture of peace.

Culture helps form identity and world view. We are shaped by our cultures, and perceived differences can be perceived as threatening. What can be done to transcend these tensions and bring about a greater sense of shared identity and a common, life affirming destiny?

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Does Cultural Identity Lead to Violence

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