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Shared Ground: Religion and Morality

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief

Discuss the differences and similarities within religions.

For millions around the world, religion provides a moral code to live their lives by. What are the teachings which help most in dark times? And what can different religions agree are moral absolutes? Equally, are their moral dividing lines which prevent certain religions from seeing eye to eye?

The panel includes:

- Dr Rachel Muers, Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies at the University of Leeds, a member of the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission and the current vice president of the Society for the Study of Theology.

- Anna Strhan, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Kent, and author of Aliens and Strangers? The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals.

Chaired by Arifa Akbar, Head of Content at the publisher Unbound, where she is launch editor of the new literary website, 'Boundless'. She is a regular reviewer for The Financial Times, London Evening Standard and Sky News. She is also curating a Muslim literary festival called MFest at the British Library in April 2018.

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green side, Royal Festival Hall


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This event is included in the Saturday Pass, and is part of How to Be Good: Gurus, Gods and Guidance.