Violence in Religions
PB UMC will host a workshop on October 29, 2017 exploring modern perceived connections between violence and religion. Our workshop will be led by Ambika Rajyagor, a recent UCR graduate in Religious studies who served as president of the Religious Studies Undergrads club and focused her studies on violence against women in the name of religion.
Ms. Rajyagor writes:
I’m here to talk about the modern day associations between Religion and Violence, and how it’s more applicable to everyones lives and histories than we generally think it is. We’re going to talk about the origins of scholarly thought on the theme of Religion and Violence, and also lay down some historical groundwork for it’s modern-day applications. Since there are different types of violence (mental, physical, and spiritual— to name a few) we’re going to talk about how Religion and Violence inevitably creates a crossroads for each of those. Some examples of topics we’ll talk about include: religious violence in America, religious terror groups in modern history, and modern religious violence against women and lgtbq groups. Of course, it should be noted that a topic like religion— especially the theme of Religion and Violence— is so extensive that we can’t possibly cover it all in one discussion. That being said, I’m excited to hear from all of you and talk with you about it as much as I can.
Please plan to join in a light lunch and thoughtful conversation. There is no cost to attend, though donations will be accepted to offset food costs.