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?
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