Result by Religion tag - 16 items found


An Evening with His Eminence Cardinal Turkson

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The Legatum Institute was delighted to welcome Cardinal Peter Turkson, who flew in from Rome especially, for a conversation on the moral case for free and competitive markets, cronyism, and his idea for the creation of new cities in developing countries.


I'd Rather People Scatter Their Loved One's Ashes Than Worship Their Phones

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

When men and women seek to make sense of death, they are exploring the life of the spirit, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Legatum Institute Centre for Character and Values. (The Telegraph)


Is Iran Next? Ethnic Divisions, Religious Tension and the Possibility of Conflict

Thursday, 2 June 2016

The Legatum Institute's 'Iran Series' hosted a discussion with Touraj Atabaki, Senior Researcher at the International Institute of Social History.


Science and Religion—with Andrew Briggs

Monday, 25 January 2016

The Legatum Institute hosted Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials at Oxford University and artist Roger Wagner for a discussion around their book The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions’.


Capitalism as a Moral Force

Monday, 15 June 2015

As part of the Legatum Insitute's Prosperity for All project, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks discussed the contribution of social institutions like the family to economic growth.


Islamic State Social Policies Aren’t Exactly a Hit With Libyans

Friday, 5 June 2015

Why Libyans under Islamic State rule aren't taking to child brides and gender segregation, writes Mohamed Eljarh for Democracy Lab.


Burma’s Transition: Moving Forward or Stepping Back?

Friday, 24 April 2015

As Burma gears up for a general election later this year, Min Zin, Legatum Fellow and Democracy Lab blogger, discussed the country's democratic progress at a Legatum Institute breakfast.


Why Politicians Avoid the F-word

Monday, 9 February 2015

The family offers the best shield against increasing loneliness and isolation - our politicans mustn't be afraid to talk about it, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (Daily Telegraph)


Why Michelle Obama Was Wrong to Not Wear a Headscarf

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Refusing to wear a headscarf risks alienating good Muslims, not bad Saudis, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute.


From the Yazidis to the Copts: The Fate of Minority Religions

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum was pleased to host a lunch discussion with former diplomat Gerard Russell to speak about his new book Heirs to Forgotten Kingdom: Journey into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East. Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Institute, moderated the lively conversation. 


Industrialisation: Why Britain Got There First

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

In the final 2014 lecture in the History of Capitalism series, the Legatum Institute hosted Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economics and Economic History and the Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, who explored the question of why Britain was the first country in the world to experience the transition to an industrialised economy.


Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

Thursday, 20 February 2014

As part of a new three-year 'History of Capitalism' course, historian and former banker Benedikt Koehler, delivered an inaugural lecture based on his forthcoming book, Early Islam and the Origins of Capitalism.


The Deadly Simplicities of Adolf von Harnack - Liberal Theology in Germany on the Eve of the Great War

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's current Salon Series, 'Prosperity on the Edge: 1913-14 The Last Year of Peace', former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered a lecture on historian Adolf von Harnack's influence at the time, as well as the way in which post-war thought was shaped by the reaction against his kind of liberal religion.


A Renaissance for the Islamic World?

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Vali Nasr looks at the potential rejuvenation for the Islamic civilization and suggests the key to success could be through creating economic relationships on a global scale.


Religion and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

Thursday, 2 August 2012

A debate on the role of religion, its manipulation and manifestations, and the quest for power in the rise and fall of civilizations.


The Rise Of The Islamic World

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Vali Nasr argues there are important policy implications to be drawn from the stalled rise of Islamic civilization.