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With God on Our Side… Religion and War

25 Oct 2017 - 14 Nov 2017
A bold series of thought-provoking talks investigating the historic links between religion and violence, with wars waged under the banner of faith.Come along to our seventh gathering within Belief and Beyond Belief, a festival which explores what it means to be human in the 21st century and features a varied programme of talks and debates on religion, spirituality, belief and the world.

Buying a weekend pass gives you  access to be part of a set of talks, panel discussions and debates throughout the weekend as we investigate the complex relationship between war and religion.

Events include a keynote from Karen Armstrong, author of Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, Belief and Beyond Belief special edition of Sunday Assembly, the secular congregation that celebrates life; and talks about religion in the modern day

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7:30 pm
25 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 25 Oct 2017
Classical music
Choral
Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the LPO present music of war and peace in this emotional concert
Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the LPO present music of war and peace in this emotional concert
7:30 pm
27 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 27 Oct 2017
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO performs history-changing music with Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony
The LPO performs history-changing music with Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony
11:30 am
4 Nov 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
11:30 am | 4 Nov 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Join talks and debates on religion, spirituality, belief and the world
Join talks and debates on religion, spirituality, belief and the world
11:30 am
4 Nov 2017
11:30 am | 4 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Explore the complex dynamics of religion and violence in this event
Explore the complex dynamics of religion and violence in this event
4 Nov 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Take part in our seventh gathering for an exploration of religion, spirituality, belief and the world
Take part in our seventh gathering for an exploration of religion, spirituality, belief and the...
1:00 pm
4 Nov 2017
1:00 pm | 4 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Politics & History
Delve into the beliefs that martyrs die for with a panel of experts
Delve into the beliefs that martyrs die for with a panel of experts
1:00 pm
4 Nov 2017
1:00 pm | 4 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Uncover the role of religion in violence across the ages in this illuminating panel discussion
Uncover the role of religion in violence across the ages in this illuminating panel discussion

Free

1:30 pm
4 Nov 2017
1:30 pm | 4 Nov 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear the voices of people whose lives have been shaped by religious and political conflict
Hear the voices of people whose lives have been shaped by religious and political conflict

Free

2:30 pm
4 Nov 2017
2:30 pm | 4 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Take in this expert panel discussion on the idea and meaning of the word ‘jihad’
Take in this expert panel discussion on the idea and meaning of the word ‘jihad’
2:30 pm
4 Nov 2017
2:30 pm | 4 Nov 2017
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Hear a range of speakers tackle all kinds of topics from Belief & Beyond Belief
Hear a range of speakers tackle all kinds of topics from Belief & Beyond Belief

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Our weekend pass for Belief & Beyond Belief: With God On Our Side – Religion and War gives you access to talks, panels, and debates throughout the Saturday and Sunday of the festival.

Weekend Pass: £25

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