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Holy Wars

Part of With God on Our Side… Religion and War

Uncover the role of religion in violence across the ages in this illuminating panel discussion.

War has often been fought in the name of religion, though its justification has come to light later as being ideological, territorial or economic.

The conquests of Canaan by the Israelites, the Muslim concquests of the 7th and 8th centuries, the Christian Crusades in the 12th and 13th centuries, and the Wars of Religion in the 16th and 17th centuries: there are no shortage of examples of wars waged in the name of God.

A panel of historians, religious leaders and experts dig into the driving factors which lead to conflict and violence, and investigate the role of religion as a motivator in war.

Dates & times

4 Nov 2017
Approximate run time: 60 mins
  • 1:00 pm


Level 5 Function Room, Green side, Royal Festival Hall


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need to know

This event is included in both the Saturday and Weekend Passes, and is part of With God On Our Side... Religion and War Weekend.

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