THE BRITISH ACADEMY DEBATES ON FAITH
Is true religion always extremist?
Thursday 3 March, 6.30 - 8pm
Riddell Hall, Queen's University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5EE
Chaired by William Crawley, presenter, BBC Radio Ulster
Religious extremism isn't a new phenomenon, so what makes the challenges we face today different from those that have come before? Is religious extremism really on the rise, or does it just have a new look for a modern, technologically-advanced age? Given the pressures caused by an expanding global population in an increasingly interconnected world, is a clash of faiths inevitable?
Producer, BBC Radio 4, and author, Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam
Professor John Brewer MRIA
Professor of Post Conflict Studies, Queen's University Belfast
Professor Richard English FBA MRIA
Wardlaw Professor of Politics, University of St Andrew's
Director, British Muslims for Secular Democracy