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When Beliefs Collide: Religion, Geopolitics and Power

When Beliefs Collide: Religion, Geopolitics and Power

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When Beliefs Collide: Religion, Geopolitics and Power

 
 

Thu, April 16, 2015; 13:15 - 14:30
Location: SBS, Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre

Do the ideological battles of our time reflect deep religious conflicts or a collision of underlying beliefs? What is the threat posed by groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram? Where are the wellsprings of positive spiritual leadership? Religious constructs and their organizations have been the source of personal meaning and motivation for billions of people throughout the ages. These same belief systems have also activated extreme prejudice—preventing social progress and destabilizing communities throughout the world. As we strive to create global peace and security, what is the impact of this collision and how can we look beyond divisions to points of progress and hope?

 

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