The Role of Religion in Kwame Appiah’s analysis

Religion and Theology
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Kwame Anthony Appiah’s article in The New York Times of January 1, 2006 elicited a lot of debate then and still does to date. The article emphasized the need for the world to review and discuss as a single matter ethical considerations, the diversity in culture, and most importantly globalization.


One principle that Appiah beholds is the existent of a commonality in all human beings despite the various cultural backgrounds and is responsible for the diversity in the world. Case in point, Appiah demonstrates how his experience with a Ghanaian festival resonates with the attributes of a celebratory environment and feeling over the world in different festivals. Appiah explains that each culture has its own festival and one other worldwide event that appears to make a difference in non-existent culture is globalization. In this regard, Appiah identifies globalization’s main objective as promotion of commonness while getting rid of divisions amongst the world’s citizens. Appiah’s analysis has a religious perspective too. In one instance, Appiah identifies the role of Cosmopolitanism in elimination of what is morally wrong. In this regard, Cosmopolitanism plays the same role as religion would in the world. This expose elucidates the role of religion in Appiah’s analysis while comparing his approach to my approach.
Appiah identifies globalization as an event each individual in the world identifies with. In this regard, he further identifies that the role of globalization is to make the one solid unit where people eliminated the divisions between them and embraced each other as one common people despite their race, religion, and ethnic affiliations. ...
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