Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception.

While the significance of Scripture, the holy texts at the centre of all religious traditions, may not be immediately obvious in our secular world its misunderstanding is the root cause of many world conflicts.

Join Karen Armstrong, as she asserts that the belief in Scriptures as a divinely ordained truth is a modern phenomenon leading to arrogance, intolerance and violence and that only by rediscovering the history of Scripture can religions play a role in creating a compassionate world.

About The Speaker

Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong is one of the world’s leading commentators on religious affairs. An accomplished writer and passionate campaigner for religious liberty, Armstrong has addressed members of the United States Congress and the Senate and has participated in the World Economic Forum.