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Religion and Violence? ICERM Lecture by Kelly James Clark

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Religion and Violence? on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, July 30, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

2016 Summer Lecture Series

Theme:Religion and Violence?

Guest Lecturer: Kelly James Clark, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI; former Professor of Philosophy at Gordon College and Calvin College; and Author and Editor of more than twenty books as well as Author of over fifty articles.


“Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Maarten Boudry claim that religion and religion alone motivates ISIS and ISIS-like extremists to violence. They claim that other factors such as socio-economic disenfranchisement, unemployment, troubled family backgrounds, discrimination and racism have been repeatedly refuted. Religion, they argue, plays the primary motivational role in the instigation of extremist violence. 

Since the claim that religion plays a lesser motivational role in extremist violence is empirically well-supported, Dr. Kelly James Clark thinks such claims are dangerously uninformed.”

Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the lecture and add your voice to the conversation.