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Does religion help or harm development?

Season 1, Ep. 27

Religion is integral to how many of us live our lives. It also plays a part in how politicians and lawmakers govern us. Is this a good thing? Or can it lead to conflict and oppression?

Dr Bakary Sambe, the director of the Timbuktu Institute, researches and finds solutions for religion and security issues in the Sahel region.

Dr James Wuye, a pastor from Northern Nigeria, lost his hand fighting Muslims. He has since founded the Interfaith Mediation Centre which works on tolerance.


Harrison Mumia may be Kenya’s most famous atheist. He founded the Atheists in Kenya society.

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