Almost overnight, the world’s thinking changed. After 9/11 the very concept of religion began to shift. Where it once stood for peace, for virtue and piety - at least in the eyes of some - it now became a synonym for terror and violence.

Every five years, the Global Conference on World’s Religions After September 11 brings together the finest minds in religion. The third conference was held in Montreal. Tapestry was there.

In this special series, we present some of the most thought-provoking talks from the conference that offer unique insights, challenge assumptions, and stare down the uncertain future of religion in the world.

Religion After 9/11

  • The Market as God book cover

    Sunday November 06, 2016

    Tapestry Is the Market the new God?

    Harvey Cox has been at the forefront of divinity studies for over 50 years. But when he turned his attention from the Bible to the business pages, he realized our relationship with the market has all the markings of a religion.

    Posted: Nov 06, 2016 9:49 AM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 16, 2016 10:24 AM ET
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  • Religion After 9/11 Hussain

    Sunday October 30, 2016

    The surprising profile of an Islamic radical

    Dr. Amir Hussain breaks down what is know about today's Islamic extremists.

    Posted: Oct 30, 2016 1:11 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016 5:52 PM ET
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  • Religion After 9/11 Heschel

    Sunday October 30, 2016

    The connections between religion and violence

    Susannah Heschel on the slippery slope from religion to fanaticism.

    Posted: Oct 30, 2016 1:06 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016 5:38 PM ET
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    Sunday October 23, 2016

    Compassion: the centuries-old solution to violence

    Scholar Karen Armstrong argues religion is more often a scapegoat for violence than the real cause of it. She says the great sages - like Confucius, the Buddha, Mohammed, and Jesus - lived in violent times and all called for the same thing: compassion.

    Posted: Oct 23, 2016 10:52 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 27, 2016 5:11 PM ET
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