Religion, Rationality and Justice – A Cause for Critical Reflection in the Contemporary Society


  • Joseph Munyoki Mwinzi University of Nairobi, Kenya



Religion, Tolerance, Justice, Rational


In the contemporary society, religion is catalogued as the maxim that is used to judge human morality. It is assumed by religious executives and religious proponents that religion is the substratum of the ‘absolute truth’. The assumption that religion has the absolute truth perpetuates illusive tolerance in form of ‘ecumenism’ which rebuts justice, and undermines the primacy of rationality in human beings. In addition, there is the idea that ecumenism is fundamental provided that the essence of religion and religious beliefs are not subjected to the process of substantiation regarding the realms of disparity. Therefore, a logical inference ensue that religion and religious tolerance tend to restrain rational equilibrium in terms of withheld justice and rational constancy. This erroneous perception culminates at the factor of controversy regarding religion and religious beliefs against tolerance, justice and rationality.


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How to Cite

Mwinzi, J. M. (2022). Religion, Rationality and Justice – A Cause for Critical Reflection in the Contemporary Society. Canadian Journal of Educational and Social Studies, 2(4), 85–102.