Religious rivalry

Other Names:
Rivalry between religions
Unbridled competition among missionary bodies

The rivalry for religious converts and influence increases the lack of religious unity and the level of religious intolerance. This may cause conflict between Church and state. One religion may lose strength to another because it supported the losing political faction in a power struggle.


This rivalry is not only among world religions, but among denominations, sects and cults and between all these and non-religious ideologies.

Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
06.01.2021 – 16:34 CET