The power of belief: can religion be separated from politics?
Friday 12 January 2018, 18.30-20.00 BP Lecture Theatre £10, Members/concessions £8
Mahatma Gandhi said, 'Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.'
This panel discussion will interrogate this notion, with reference to 40,000 years of religious history, Enlightenment ideals of secular governance, and a forward-facing look at how global politics might evolve to better serve humans' spiritual needs.
Chaired by BBC religious affairs correspondent Martin Bashir, panellists include Professor of Social Anthropology at LSE Mukulika Banerjee, Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford Diarmaid MacCulloch, and Financial Times chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman.
Presented in collaboration with FT Weekend and the British Academy.