Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is assistant professor of justice and peace studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Is Religion Killing Us? Violence in the Bible and the Qur'an (Trinity Press International).
Religion may be killing us. The good news is that in our post-9/11 world there is a widespread concern about religion and violence. A December 2003 Minnesota poll, for example, showed that 77 percent of respondents attributed a fair amount of the cause of the world’s wars and conflicts to religion.