Rabbi Jonathan Sacks tackles violence in the name of religion

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks tackles violence in the name of religion
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks tackles violence in the name of religion

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks tackles violence in the name of religion

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is respected globally as a spiritual leader, philosopher and a public intellectual. The former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Commonwealth has a new book out called “Not In God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence.” It provides historical context for today’s religious extremism, particularly in the Middle East. And, it uses biblical texts as a guide for greater understanding and peace between Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Rabbi Sacks sat down with Morning Shift’s Jason Marck last week when he made a brief stop in Chicago. The conversation began with the similarities Sacks sees between the religious violence we see today in the Middle East, and what was happening in Europe 400 years ago.