Virginia Wesleyan University Lecture
March 14, 2019     .     7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 14, 7-8 PM, Blocker Hall Auditorium
Religious Ways to Justify Genocide  Dr. Sara Sewell

If religious ideals represent appeals to people’s best instincts, how and why do religious instincts sometimes become distorted in ways that lead not only to hatred and murder of others, but even to systemic genocide? In the 20th and 21st centuries, examples of such genocide are not limited to places like Nazi Germany and Myanmar. Join us as Sara Sewell highlights the complicated relationship between religion and genocide, and points us to concerning trends and the need for crucial conversations.