Philosophers of religion have written a great deal about the problem of evil. Their reflections, however, have not concentrated, at least not extensively or sufficiently, on the particularities of evil that manifest themselves in genocide. Concentrating on some of those particularities, this essay reflects on genocide, which has sometimes been called the crime of crimes, to raise questions such as: how should genocide affect the philosophy of religion and what might philosophers of religion contribute to help check that crime against humanity?
Keywords Roméo Dallaire  Darfur  Catherine Filloux  Effects  Genocide  Raphael Lemkin  Murder  Philosophy of religion  Religion  The Sixth Commandment  United Nations
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