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Does religion do more harm than good? The British Academy Debates

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Published on Feb 24, 2016

THE BRITISH ACADEMY DEBATES ON FAITH

Does religion do more harm than good?

Tuesday 16 February 2016, 5.30-7pm
Herschel Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

Chaired by Professor Helen Berry, Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Newcastle University

The finger is often pointed at religion as the source of many conflicts, but is this really the case? Does the pursuit of religious freedom for some always necessitate restrictions on others? How do we balance religious freedom with fairness and equality for all?

Speakers:

David Aaronovitch
Journalist, author and broadcaster

Professor Tina Beattie
Professor of Catholic Studies, University of Roehampton

Professor Ian Reader
Emeritus Professor, University of Manchester

Dr Malise Ruthven
Author, Islam in the World and Fundamentalism: The Search for Meaning

To find out more visit: https://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2016/...

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