Can religions be a self-evident force for good in the public space? The increasing secularisation of society and global conflict are feeding religious scepticism and the attitude that lifeviews are a private concern and religion a hotbed of conflict. However, contrary to the prevalent generalisations about violence, conflict and religion, many people of faith regard each other’s differences with respect – and share the same desire for a just peace. This book contains personal accounts of the roots of peace in seven of the world’s religions, which conceal a wealth of resources for all those working towards a more peaceful world. Peace in the name of religion! is a unique collection of essays revealing the differences and similarities in how the religions convey their messages, pursue their traditions and strive to bring peace to the world. The book closes with a study plan and questions for discussion and deeper reflection.