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

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english language

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.

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

Madawi AL-RASHEED

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

Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford Lecturer, Social Anthropology, University of Oxford Professor, Anthropology of Religion, King's College London
1990-1994
1994-1995
1995-2013

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

Executive Director, Interncentre, Moscow School of Social Science Head, Department of Religion, State Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow Doctoral Dissertation, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science Research Fellow, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science
1990-1994
1994-1996
1996-2000
2001-2005

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