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Why, For God's Sake?

Tuesday 11 March, 6pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Professor Eileen Barker, LSE, will be speaking on religion in a lecture entitled Why, For God's Sake? on Tuesday 11 March at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Many of us find other people's religion (or any religion) strange - even, perhaps, dangerous. Why do people believe such incredible things and perform such 'unnatural' acts? How do we react to such alien world views? These questions, it will be argued, raise issues that are more than 'merely academic'.

Eileen Barker, OBE, FBA, is Professor of Sociology with special reference to the study of religion at LSE. She is internationally known for her work on alternative religions and, in 1988, she founded INFORM, based at LSE, which provides enquirers with information about cults and other minority religions. She has around 200 publications, which include the award-winning The Making of a Moonie: brainwashing or choice? and New Religious Movements: a practical introduction, which has been published in seven languages.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. 


To reserve a press ticket, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

5 March 2003