Public Forum: The Role and Future of Religion in Politics - Part1

Dec 26, 2019 - Featured, Featured on, Forum
Date: Sunday, 8th December 2019

Time: 9.30AM – 12.00PM

Venue: Patio 2 Level 2, Concorde Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

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Religion’s role in political participation has throughout history always been complex, varied and usually the subject of controversy. In premodern societies, religion or religious justification was evoked to give ideological legitimacy to political rule, represented a source of motivation for political resistance, was the cause of armed conflicts or source of peace agreements, reason for the aggressive disempowerment of the other or a vision of a peaceful world. In the present times, contrary to the claim by secularization theories that the importance of religion was declining, the gap between religion and politics becomes more intimate, and that religion was becoming ever more presence in public spaces.