When the Faith We Hold Dear Hurts Us

How does religion hurt us? In this lecture, Dr. Cornelio tackles religion's divisiveness and why many would turn a blind eye to wounds caused by their faith.

Jayeel Cornelio, PhD is the Director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University and an associate editor of the journal Social Sciences and Missions (published by Brill). For his scholarship on religion, he received the 2015 Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award from the Philippine Social Science Council and the 2017 Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the National Academy of Science and Technology. Dr Cornelio received the PhD in sociology from the National University of Singapore and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

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