The recent revival of religion around the globe has raised fundamental questions not only about its role in both national and international politics, but also concerning its claim to serve as a principle of identity indispensable to the continuing survival of communities and peoples across the generations. There are many who would argue strenuously that the sense of belonging to a community is seriously weakened in the absence of a shared religious commitment. Others would insist just as strenuously that social and public life should be both conceived and organised in essentially secular terms. This lecture series debates this crucial contemporary theme.

Professor Bhikhu Parekh is centennial professor in the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE and emeritus professor of political theory at the University of Hull.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For further information contact Juliana Cardinale
phone: 020 7955 7539