Words from the Convenor on Fanaticism
We did not anticipate this summer of fatal fanaticism when we decided to hold the 3rd Global Conference on World’s Religions after September 11 in Montreal this year, which will meet on September 15. Little did we know while we were planning the conference that its purpose and goal would become even more relevant today. The events which we have seen this summer raise the following questions:
What is fanaticism? And how do we combat it?
As the Convenor of the conference, I try to provide an answer to the question, “What is fanaticism?” in the video below.
For an answer to the question, “How to combat it?” Please join us on September, 15, as our guest speakers will explore this concept and many other important issues facing religion in today’s world.
Birks Professor of Comparative Religion