Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and other theologies, and violent acts.
Violence in the home, in education, within and between groups and nations have their roots in imperialist thinking; one person or group having dominion over another or others. Religion can cause violence, it creates insiders and outsiders, us and them.
Most religious violence comes from a sense of scarce resource;
The mechanism for most religious violence resides in the notion of entitlement.
AACON 2013 Hector Avalos: Religion and Violence, A New Theory for an Old Problem