The Power of Belief

11 October 2020

Are religion and ideology obstacles or guiding lights in a democracy? They can be powerful

forces for good in the pursuit of higher morals, in the care for the poor, in the promotion of

civil society. The moral and ethical principles of liberal democracy derive from religion, and

shared identities can give people a sense of community and purpose. But religion and, more

recently, identity politics can also be forces for coercion, abuse of the weak, terror, intolerance

and war. Where is the balance in the modern world?

Publisher: Athens Democracy Forum

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Categories: Video, Religion