Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, one of the most admired religious leaders of our time, delivers a major address on how we can understand and confront religious violence.
In his powerful and timely new book, Not in God’s Name, Rabbi Sacks tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism. If religion is perceived to be part of the problem, he argues, then it must also form part of the solution. According to Rabbi Sacks, to do this you first have to understand the concept of “altruistic evil,” of violence committed in the name of God. It is only by understanding our collective past that we will be able to build a better future, one where the three Abrahamic monotheisms—Judaism, Christianity and Islam—exist side-by-side in peace.
Sponsor: Hohenberg-Scheidt Fund for Lifetime Learning at Temple Israel