Violence based on ethnic and religious differences is a recurring theme nowadays. From Muslim rioting over Danish cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad to sectarian violence and the possibility of all out civil war in Iraq, topics of the sort make the news daily. In The Great Transformation (Knopf), religious historian Karen Armstrong examines the origins of religious traditions and how they have responded to violence and intolerance throughout history. Armstrong joins Patt Morrison in studio to talk about her new book and share her insight on these issues.
Armstrong will be speaking and signing books at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, Pasadena, Wednesday, April 12, 7pm. For more info: www.uuneighborhood.org