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Confronting Violence in World Religions
On the eve of 9/11, how should religions address their traditions justifying violence?

In the 1990s — that is, even before 9/11 — critics saw religion as a handmaid to eruptions of violence, citing such incidents as the Branch Davidians’ armed response to federal authorities at Waco, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by an Orthodox Jew, and the immolation of a Christian missionary and his two sons by radical Hindus. Unfortunately, post-9/11, religious violence seems to have only grown more pronounced from the rise of ISIS and the Christian Identity alt-right to the Buddhist ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Myanmar. 

In light of such examples, a panel of Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu scholars will address whether religion and violence do indeed go hand-in-hand. In addition, for those traditions which do in fact condone or even mandate violence, the panelists will suggest how such impulses might be curbed — or perhaps eliminated altogether.

Light refreshments and drinks will be served prior to the panel discussion. 
This is a Yale Speaker Series event hosted at Columbia University's Professional School of Studies building at the Embarcadero Center.

Tickets are $25 to cover refreshments and drinks. Click here to buy tickets!!!

September 10th, 6:30-8:30pm 

Location: Columbia University School of Professional Studies at Embarcadero Center


Event Information
Tuesday, Sep 10 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm [ iCal ]
Embarcadero 3, Promenade Level (3rd floor)
3 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

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