Thursday, 25 August 2011

WHAT role does religion play in a conflicted world? Does it make the human propensity towards violence more pronounced, or can it help bring peace? If so - when, why and how?

This afternoon (Thursday 25 August, 5.30pm – 6.45pm) some leading thinkers about these problems come together for a public dialogue on the issues involved. 'Not Peace But A Sword' will take place at St John’s Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh - as part of the 2011 Festival of Spirituality and Peace, and co-sponsored by Ekklesia.

Fresh from his experience talking with Hamas and the religious right in Israel, Oliver McTernan, a former Roman Catholic priest and broadcaster, and author of Violence in God’s Name will engage in conversation with historian Owen Dudley Edwards and church historian Lesley Orr.

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