religion, solidarity, conflict, inequality
Does religion foster solidarity—or fuel conflict and inequality? Today’s headlines suggest the answer is “yes” to both. Yes, as Emile Durkheim taught us, religion can be and is a force for solidarity, but at the same time, as Max Weber taught us, religion can be and is also a force for conflict and inequality. In The Ties that Bind, we consider a more specific question: is religion a force for good or ill in families around the globe?
Original Publication Citation
Wilcox, W. B, DeRose, L., &Carroll, J. S.(2019). The Ties That Bind: Is Faith a Global Force for Good or Ill in the Family? A commissioned report sponsored by the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution. [Equal Authors]
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wilcox, W. Bradford; DeRose, Laurie; and Carroll, Jason S., "THE TIES THAT BIND: Is Faith a Global Force for Good or Ill in the Family?" (2019). Faculty Publications. 4327.
Institute for Family Studies
Family, Home, and Social Sciences