Myanmar: Buddhist-Muslim Tensions -- Sightings (David Steinberg)
There are growing political, ethnic, religious tensions. Wherever we look in the world there is something going on and no one seems able to control it. The world is becoming increasingly diffuse. Religion plays a role in this, in part because religion often has cultural components. It's not just Constantinian imperialist Christianity -- it is part of reality. Americans are frustrated that we can't control events anymore. We blame the President (both the current and the former), but in reality we are living in an age of transition, and that makes for a lot of discomfort. David Steinberg in a Sightings piece explores the dynamics of Muslim-Buddhist relations in Myanmar (Burma). Yes, even Buddhists have a dark side! I invite you to read and reflect on these ongoing realities.