Michael Laitman
Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute

Why Do Religions Stir Up so Many Wars in the World?

Religions stir up so many wars in the world because they each aim to assert their superiority, strength and eternal truths. Many believed these clashes were a thing of the past, but they persist, and I see no end to such wars in the near future.

I fear potential religious wars loom on the horizon, which indicate no positive shifts in humanity. However, there is hope to prevent catastrophic religious conflicts.

How? The Jewish people have the potential to demonstrate an example of unification and peace to the world. This means embracing the idea that formed the Jewish people to begin with: treating each other with genuine love above everyone’s differences. It is not about any specific religion, but rather the need to evoke emotions of kindness and love toward each other.

A universal love of everyone toward everyone, which transcends religious boundaries, is the vital message that the Jewish people ought to convey. Universal love would then become the superior ideology that resides beyond national and religious identities, and which would bring about the needed positive shift in the world. If this idea dwells strongly in the world, then people would wake up every morning asking themselves, “How can I add more love in the world today?” and we would see a whole new harmonious and peaceful world taking shape.

About the Author
Michael Laitman is a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute. Author of over 40 books on spiritual, social and global transformation. His new book, The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism, is available on Amazon: