Peace Talks 4: War, peace and faith: The ambiguous role of religion in 21st century conflict

War, peace and faith: The ambiguous role of religion in 21st century conflict

Faith is often invoked in war and conflict yet the goal of all religions is peace. What is their impact on prospects for war and peace, for security or instability? Can religion assist in the search for peace without getting instrumentalised – with potentially non-peaceful effects?

The discussion explored both sides of the argument.

SPEAKERS

  • Aaqil Ahmed, Head of Religion and Ethics, BBC
  • Andrew Brown, Editor of Comment Is Free – Belief, The Guardian
  • Rama Mani, Co-Convenor, Agents of Transformation
  • Fabio Petito, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex
  • Dan Smith (Chair), Secretary General, International Alert

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Andrew Brown continued our discussion in The Guardian here.