ALC Research Seminar 15: Book Launch Event: "Religion and Security in Nigeria"

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We would like to remind you about our upcoming ALC Research Seminar happening on Tuesday 28, November 2023 at 16:00 – 18:00 GMT/ 19:00-21:00 EAT

The session will host a seminar presentation on the double book publication launch event for "Rage and Carnage in the Name of God" and "Religion, Public Health and Human Security in Nigeria" written by Professor Abiodun Alao.

The event, titled "Religion and Security in Nigeria" will feature panel discussions with Dr Akin Iwilade of Edinburgh University and Dr Adegbola Ojo of the University of Leeds.

About the book:

In Rage and Carnage in the Name of God, Professor Abiodun Alao examines the emergence of a culture of religious violence in post-independence Nigeria, where Christianity, Islam, and traditional religions have all been associated with violence. He investigates the root causes and historical evolution of Nigeria’s religious violence, locating it in the forces coming together of disparate ethnic groups under colonial rule, which planted the seeds of discord that religion, elites, and domestic politics exploit.

In Religion, Public Health and Human Security in Nigeria, Professor Alao critically examines the intersection of religion, public health and human security in Nigeria. Focusing on Christianity, Islam, traditional religions and “intra-religious” doctrinal divergencies, the book explores the impact faith has on health-related decisions and how this affects security in Nigeria.

Date: Tuesday 28 th November 2023

Time: 16:00 – 18:00 GMT

Key Speaker:

  • Professor Abiodun AlaoProfessor of African Studies at the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London

Chair:

  • Dr Eka Ikpe, Director, African Leadership Centre, King’s College London

Discussants:

  • Dr Akin Iwilade,Lecturer in African Studies, Edinburgh University
  • Dr Adegbola Ojo,Associate Professor in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

Venue: Strand, London WC2R 1AE 4.06, King’s College London and virtually via Zoom

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