Polat, Fethi Ahmet
April 2010
Journal of Islamic Law Studies;2010, Issue 15, p57
Academic Journal
A religious-oriented international relation is sometimes leading to conflicts. So it is inevitable to develop an approach that emphasizes the common interests. In this context, one should ask the following question: If religion is sometimes causing conflicts in international relations, can we say that morality may cause similar problems? Is morality more important or the mutual interests in international relations? We believe that any interest-oriented relation that has no moral basis may turn to an immoral relation in the course of time. Therefore any relationship that does not center on moral values cannot become a real value-oriented relationship. So any dialogue among the followers of different faiths should be conducted only on common values, and not on the matters of faith. Followers of all divine religions should cooperate on respecting faiths and maintaining common moral values.


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