As a boy preacher, L.K. Solomon has discovered not only profound spiritual and Biblical truths, but also the tough and challenging realities among religious institutions, especially in their leadership and their roles in social conflict.

As a boy preacher, L.K. Solomon has discovered not only profound spiritual and Biblical truths, but also the tough and challenging realities among religious institutions, especially in their leadership and their roles in social conflict.

Inspired by some of his negative experiences, Solomon publishes “Religion in Social Conflict”, his new book that reveals his insightful ideas and practical wisdom in addressing present-day concerns regarding an age-old conflict between the church and the state.

Solomon’s book is founded on a triad of truths. First, it establishes that each social institution is found in the ancient history of mankind. Second, it declares that each of these social institutions plays a very significant role in the development and success of humankind in all its ups and downs. Third, it clarifies that religion is not the “teacher’s pet” in the classroom of God, but an institution of the same value as the other social institutions.

The book then recognizes the problem areas and concerns of each institution or social force. Society must recognize, acknowledge, support and encourage the primary function of each institution, recognize and establish a working relationship with the leaders of each institution, and come to an agreement with them on institutional goals and objectives.

The presence of social institutions from ancient times and the universal presence of most of their main types in all known societies point to the fact that societies cannot exist without them. This obvious indispensability indicates fundamental “causes” or impelling reasons for their existence. They must perform functions which are essential to the life of societies. They must be characteristic of human nature as these express themselves in social contacts and situations among associated human behavior which are called social institutions.

The book appeals to readers as they will see the cause and effect of social and religion-motivated conflicts. It has become highly relevant today as more and more religions emerge with more control over their members and less control by laws, while expecting support from taxes instead of supporting their religion programs by their tithes. To help deliver its compelling message, leaders of nine social institutions are tapped as characters.

Straightforward and substantial, yet without seeking confrontational approaches, “Religion in Social Conflict” is a powerful wake-up call. It aims to make readers understand that religious groups and their leaders must follow the laws of the established government of the land; that members of any religious organization must financially support its total program; that government is not to support the program by taxation of any kind.

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About the Author

Solomon is a retired National Baptist Convention pastor after 53 years of services and a retired Southern Baptist Home Missionary after 23 years of ministry. He is the retired dean of the St. Marion Distrist Congress of Christian Education, after 25 years of service. He is director of the Department of Christian Education of the Consolidated Baptist State Convention of Arkansas and the president and CEO of UNOCOM: Heir Property Management. He is a former professor of the Chair of Bible, (BSU), at the University of Arkansas.

He is a native of Shady Grove Community of Gary, Texas, and got his bachelor of arts in social science from Butler College at Tyler, Texas; his bachelor of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary of Fort Worth, Texas; his master of arts degree in political science from Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia; and his doctor of ministry degree in community development from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Evanston, Ill.