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Vancouver Sun, CKNW and CBC Cover Karen Armstrong Visit

November 17, 2014

Karen Armstrong discussed perceptions around the connection between religion and violence with a wide range of news media before her Centre for Dialogue-hosted lecture at The Vancouver Playhouse. The November 17 event served as the Vancouver launch for Armstrong's latest book, Fields of Blood: The History of Religion and Violence. Media coverage included a column by Douglas Todd from The Vancouver Sun, as well as radio appearances on CKNW with Jon McComb and CBC Radio's On the Coast with Stephen Quinn.

From Douglas Todd in The Vancouver Sun:

“A poll this month in Britain found more than half of respondents believe 'religion does more harm than good.' The pollster, alas, did not test if it would have obtained similar results by asking whether governments, armies, oil companies or the mass media do more harm than good.

After making her name as an elegant writer on world religions beginning with the 1993 bestseller, A History of God, the former nun and recipient of SFU’s 2012 Jack Blaney Award for Dialogue is becoming more of an advocate, a bit of a missionary — for justice, tolerance and peace.”

Read the full story here: Douglas Todd: The Dangers of Scapegoating Religion
Hear the CKNW radio interview with host Jon McComb
Hear the CBC Radio On the Coast interview with host Stephen Quinn