Confronting Violence in the Name of God
Lecture for King’s College and NYU
There are many conflicts around the world at present which claim to be in the name of God, particularly (although not only), the Middle East – such as ISIS in Iraq (with the persecution of Christians and Yazidis in Mosul), the ongoing situation in Gaza (which affects all three faiths of ‘the people of the Book’), and so on.
In this public lecture from Monday 20th October 2014, Rabbi Lord Sacks spoke in his role as Professor of Law, Ethics & the Bible at King’s College London and Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University. He reflected on how we might challenge this situation and confront this violence, and how we might do so in the name of God.