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06: Religion and InEquality: A Remedy or a Cause?

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We invite you to explore how religions can either challenge or perpetuate economic, social, political, gender, and other inequalities. We explore the paradox of why faiths founded by those motivated against injustice (rebels such as Jesus, Mohammed, Siddharta, Buddha) can be used to justify oppression. Why do religion opponents sometimes end up strengthening hierarchies and repressive states in the name of equality? We aim to arrive at a nuanced understanding of how religion can empower us to make the world a better place, while being alert to the unintended consequences of such attempts.

Speakers

Visiting Professor, Middle East Centre, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science, London; Research Fellow, Open Society Foundations, New York Chair
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Sociology of Religion, School of Arts and Humanities, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London Chair

Madawi AL-RASHEED

Visiting Professor, Middle East Centre, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science, London; Research Fellow, Open Society Foundations, New York

1990-1994 Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
1994-1995 Lecturer, Social Anthropology, University of Oxford
1995-2013 Professor, Anthropology of Religion, King's College London
since 2013 Visiting Professor, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London

Ph.D. Marat SHTERIN

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Sociology of Religion, School of Arts and Humanities, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London

1990-1994 Executive Director, Interncentre, Moscow School of Social Science
1994-1996 Head, Department of Religion, State Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow
1996-2000 Doctoral Dissertation, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science
2001-2005 Research Fellow, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science
since 2005 Lecturer/Associate Professor, Sociology of Religion, School of Arts and Humanities, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London

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