Book ClubDate: Tue January 24, 2017Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
GHC Book Club
Join us in the GHC library from 10:00-11:00AM for a group discussion of a novel with a Jewish connection
Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
In this powerful and timely book, one of the most admired and authoritative religious leaders of our time tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism and violence committed in the name of God. If religion is perceived as being part of the problem, Rabbi Sacks argues, then it must also form part of the solution. When religion becomes a zero-sum conceit—that is, my religion is the only right path to God, therefore your religion is by definition wrong—and individuals are motivated by what Rabbi Sacks calls “altruistic evil,” violence between peoples of different beliefs appears to be the only natural outcome.