What can religious communities teach us about prejudice?

Can you imagine a world free of prejudice? Where, as Martin Luther King said, people are judged by the content of their character – not by the colour of their skin. A tough ask, even at the best of times – and in the midst of a pandemic? Racism, it seems, is rearing its ugly head again.

Reports suggest that, with the spread of coronavirus, old forms of prejudice are surging back to the surface. What will it take to deal with that, and build a more inclusive society on the other side of this crisis?

That’s the big question on Soul Search today – and the worlds religious communities have a lot to teach us here. And that’s not only because religion has been used to promote and prop up some forms of prejudice. But because many people of faith have lived – and died – as targets of toxic prejudice. Just think for a moment about Islamophobia, or anti-Semitism.

Listen to the program on Soul Search.