Wole Soyinka: Religion Doesn’t Justify Mayhem

The Root reprints Nobel-prize winning writer Wole Soyinka’s recent speech to the U.N. The Nigerian-born Soyinka addresses the role of religious extremism has played in recent protests in Africa, as well as how religion might be used to foster peace. “[I]t is time that the world adopt a position that refuses to countenance religion as an acceptable justification for, excuse or extenuation of crimes against humanity,” says Soyinka.  

Read at The Root

© 2011 Religion & Politics