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[Image] Karen Armstrong

What is Religion?

05 March 12

Karen Armstrong, chaired by Colin Thubron

Karen Armstrong first came to public attention with Through the Narrow Gate (1982), her highly praised memoir of seven years as a Roman Catholic nun. Since then, she has established herself as one of the most lucid, compelling and respected writers and speakers on the major world religions. In 2009, she published a Charter for Compassion, whose signatories include Queen Noor of Jordan, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Paul Simon. In response to escalating religious fundamentalism and division, she argues that religion has more to do with behaviour than belief, and urges us to make compassion ‘a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarised world’.

We are grateful to The Bloomsbury Hotel for sponsoring this event.

Venue: Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way

Tickets cost £9.50, and sixty of the best seats are reserved for RSL Fellows and Members.  Book via the Kings Place box office on 020 7520 1490, quoting Fellowship/Membership number.

http://www.rslit.org/content/events/1395  

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