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Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence, a Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture

Past Event: 03.28.2017 @ 5:30 pm
Morris B. Abram Distinguished Residency

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, a religious leader, philosopher and author of more than 30 books, will deliver two public lectures at Duke University and meet with scholars, students and local clergy March 27-29. On Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. he will deliver a 2017 Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, "Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence," with an introduction by Duke President Richard Brodhead. Fleishman Commons, Sanford School of Public Policy. Seating is first-come, first-served. The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing.Sacks will be brought to campus by the Morris B. Abram Distinguished Residency, made possible by a gift to Duke from the Abram family in honor of the late civil rights activist, attorney and president of Brandeis University.Sacks, a member of the British House of Lords and winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize in recognition of his "exceptional contributions to affirming life's spiritual dimension," served as Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. He currently serves as the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. Sacks' most recent book, "Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence," examines the concept of "altruistic evil" and identifies the roots of faith-based violence in misreadings of key biblical texts.For a full schedule of public events, visit:

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