Friday, 26 April 2013

War, Peace and Faith

War, Peace and Faith: The Ambiguous Role of Religion in 21st Century Conflict

I went along to this incredibly interesting event at the Royal Commonweath Society a few days ago with Emm. I found the discussions to be quite mind-blowing and def worth sharing. Click here to watch the full video:

Faith is often invoked in war and conflict yet the goal of all religions is peace. What is their impact on prospects for war and peace, for security or instability? Can religion assist in the search for peace without getting instrumentalised – with potentially non-peaceful effects? The discussion explored both sides of the argument.


Aaqil Ahmed, Head of Religion and Ethics, BBC
Andrew Brown, Editor of Comment Is Free – Belief, The Guardian
Rama Mani, Co-Convenor, Agents of Transformation
Fabio Petito, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex
Dan Smith (Chair), Secretary General, International Alert