2019 Spring Shipka Speaker: Mark Juergensmeyer

On Thursday 28 March, Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer, distinguished professor of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, presented a lecture on religious violence entitled: “The Global Rise of Religious Violence”.

The lecture analyzed the rise of religious extremism around the world, from Christian militia in the United States and Europe and Jewish nationalists in Israel to Muslim terrorists related to ISIS and al Qaeda and Buddhist militants in Southeast Asia. The talk also explored why these movements are happening now on a global scale, and what religion has to do with it.

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