Around the World Through Books: “Dying for Heaven”

“Why do terrorists do what they do? Not only are religiously motivated terrorists willing to self-destruct to achieve their goals, but neither threats nor incentives consistently prevent their devastating acts. Compounding this is the fact that soon extremist nations…will have nuclear weapons and may be driven by religion to use them. Is nuclear terror inevitable or can it be prevented?”  (from the book jacket of Dying for Heaven, by Ariel Glucklich)  

Explore these important questions on Thursday, February 17 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  in the next Around the World Through Books program presented in the Gallery of Georgiadis Hall, at Parham Road Campus. Refreshments will be provided after the event.

Listen to Ariel Glucklich, a  Georgetown University scholar, discuss his findings about the relationship between terrorism and religion. He argues that “the very best qualities of religion—its ability to make people feel good and bring them together—are in fact its most dangerous.”

Around the World Through Books is a free community event sponsored by the Multicultural Enrichment Council at JSRCC.

 

 

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