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Religious Authority and Online Extremism

The RSA in association with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation presents the Faith 2.0 conference. Religious Authority and the Growth of Online Extremism How has the internet destabilised traditional structures of authority? Has the internet facilitated the creation of new lines of authority in their place? Who has the power? With: Rev Canon Robin Morrison, the Bishop's Adviser for Church and Society in Wales; Joshua Fouts, co-author of Carnegie Council Report "Digital Diplomacy: Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds"; Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan, scientist, lecturer & activist; Gary Bunt, senior lecturer in Islamic studies, the Higher Education Academy, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Moderator: Lorne E Dawson, professor of sociology, University of Waterloo.
Length: 45:04


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