Dealing with Our Darknesses: Militancy
Dealing with Our Darknesses: Militancy and the Theological Exploitation of Religion for Violence
This is the third event in the 'Dealing with Our Darknesses' series. Examine religious and ethnic othering, militancy, terrorism, and the theological and legal justifications for violence and oppression, past and present. Topics to be considered here may include "texts of terror" in our scriptures, religiously sanctioned or promoted violence (often mixed with values of the state or dominant culture), as well as concrete examples of the complexities of trying to address the “religious” and cultural justifications for violence so we can emerge from the darknesses of supremacism, dehumanization, persecution, and the many other faces of violence.
This event will take place at Renison University College in the Dunker Family Lounge.
For further information please check our workshop webpage.
For further information about theopening lecture to the series please see our opening lecture webpage.
This event is offered with the generous support of the Anglican Foundation of Canada.
Please note: there will be free parking available for all of the events in this series at Renison University College, 240 Westmount Road N., Waterloo, ON.