The A-Z of Believing: K is for Karma

Is karma the mystical force that balances the universe? Ed Kessler, head of the Woolf Institute, presents the next part of a series on belief and scepticism

Sunday 28 October 2018 11:14 GMT
Karma teaches we can do good and receive our due after this life
Karma teaches we can do good and receive our due after this life

Written and presented by Dr Ed Kessler MBE, founder and director of the Cambridge-based Woolf Institute, this compelling guide to religious belief and scepticism is a must-read for believers and nonbelievers alike.

Founded in 1998 to explore the relationship between religion and society, the Woolf Institute uses research and education to foster understanding between people of all beliefs with the aim of reducing prejudice and intolerance.

Says Dr Kessler: “Latest surveys suggest that 85 per cent of the world’s population identify themselves as belonging to a specific religion, and in many parts of the world the most powerful actors in civil society are religious. Understanding religion and belief, the role they play and their impact on behaviour and decision-making is, therefore, vital.”

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