"Lethal Religion: Negotiating the Volatile Mix of Religion and Politics Today." Religion is a powerful and pervasive force in human society. Religious claims and commitments have often inspired acts of violence: 9/11, continuing conflict in the Middle East, and domestic issues in the US present numerous contemporary examples. This lecture will explore the explosive mix of religion and politics today in the three Abrahamic religions in order to identify major obstacles and opportunities for a more hopeful and healthy future.
Dr. Charles Kimball will present a lecture titled: "Lethal Religion: Negotiating the Volatile Mix of Religion and Politics Today." as the first lecture in a new series honoring Professor David Noel Freedman. The lecture will begin at 4:10 pm in the Michigan Room of the University of Michigan League and a reception will follow immediately in the Kalamazoo Room of the University of Michigan League. Please join us for this event!