Does religion do more harm than good?

Tue 16 Feb 2016, 17:30 - 19:00

Herschel Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

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?

This event was part of the British Academy Debates on Faith.


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

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

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