God, International Affairs and the Global Economy (Past Event)

Date + Time

Tue, 16 October 2007
7:00 PM

Quick Summary

A lecture by Paul Marshall given and recorded in Ottawa and available in the Cardus Think series.


Imagine you've been called into the office of a major Bay Street international investor, or the C.E.O. of a multinational company. He hands a hefty Risk Analysis document to you, but explains, I think our team has missed something in our analysis of this investment. I fear that here, religion and the economy really do mix. Can you help?"

Paul Marshall is an internationally renowned lecturer, author and editor on religion and politics. He is the author of Their Blood Cries Out (1997), Heaven is Not My Home (1998) and, most recently, Radical Islam's Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law (2005).

This lecture was given and recorded in Ottawa, Ontario on October 16 (2007) and is available in the Cardus Think series.

Paul Marshall joined the Hudson Institute as a senior fellow in the Center for Religious Freedom in November 2006. For eight years prior to joining Hudson, he worked at Freedom House, as Senior Fellow at the Center for Religious Freedom.

Prior to that he held several professorships, including at the University of Toronto, the Free University of Amsterdam, and the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, where he taught political science, law, philosophy and theology. He holds a B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Manchester, an M.Sc.(Geochemistry) from the University of Western Ontario, an M.Phil. (Philosophy) from the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, and an M.A. and Ph.D. (Political Science) from York University, with further studies in international human rights law at the University of Strasbourg and theology at Oxford University.

Marshall is the author and editor of over twenty books on religion and politics, especially religious freedom, including more recently, Radical Islam's Rules: the Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law (2005), The Rise of Hindu Extremism (2003), Islam at the Crossroads (2002), God and the Constitution (2002), The Talibanization of Nigeria (2002), Massacre at the Millennium (2001), Religious Freedom in the World (2000), Egypt's Endangered Christians (1999), Just Politics (1998), Heaven is not My Home (1998), A Kind of Life Imposed on Man (1996), and the best-selling, award-winning survey of religious persecution worldwide Their Blood Cries Out (1997). He is the author of several hundred articles, and his writings have been translated into Russian, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, Japanese, Malay, Korean, Arabic, Farsi, and Chinese.

Currently he is editing a book on religion and the media, producing a new world survey of religious freedom, and writing a book on blasphemy and apostasy.

Date + Time

Tue, 16 October 2007
7:00 PM


Rideau Club
Ottawa, Ontario