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British Academy Debates on Faith: Is true religion always extremist?

Held at the Riddell Hall, Queen's University Belfast on March 3 2016, 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?

Speakers:

Innes Bowen
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

Tehmina Kazi 
Director, British Muslims for Secular Democracy

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