The Politics of Faith–The Role of Religion in Divided Societies

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Around the world today, conflicts between religious groups are on the rise. Nearly a third of the world's population faces restrictions on how they worship, risking arrest, imprisonment or even death. In the wake of the Arab Spring, questions about religion's role in the public sphere and religious tolerance have come to the fore. But these thorny issues aren't confined to the Middle East. This hour, we head to Egypt, Malaysia, China and Russia to examine the religious undercurrents that are sharpening societal divides. The Politics of Faith: The Role of Religion in Divided Societies.