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The Problem of Evil

Robert Pollack, Rami Nashashibi, Lisa Lampman, et al.

The Problem of Evil

Many around the world labeled the events of September 11 as "evil." President Bush in his recent State of the Union speech described "an axis of evil." But what does the word mean? It is a subject of enduring theological debate, even of scientific argument. It drives to the heart of the question: What does it mean to be human?
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  • Rami Nashashibi

    Rami Nashashibi

    is founder and executive director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) in Chicago. He is a 2017 MacArthur Fellow and a former visiting assistant professor of sociology of religion and Muslim studies at Chicago Theological Seminary.

  • Robert Pollack

    Robert Pollack

    is a biologist and director of Columbia University's Center for the Study of Science and Religion.

  • Lisa Lampman

    Lisa Lampman

    formerly of Prison Fellowship, a crisis worker who responds to school shootings.

  • Leon Weinstein

    Leon Weinstein

    was a Holocaust survivor. He was one of the last living fighters from the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.