The Clash That Wasn’t

At The Christian Century, Philip Jenkins points to the thriving Christian community in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim nation, to suggest that Muslim and Christian civilizations are not headed toward inevitable global conflict, as has long been predicted. “Christians [in Indonesia] are doing far better than the normal stereotypes of interfaith tension would suggest,” writes Jenkins. “Somehow, newspapers never publish banner headlines announcing ‘World’s Largest Muslim State Fails to Persecute Christians’ or ‘Civilizations Not Clashing!'”

Read at The Christian Century

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