Timothy Paul Westbrook

Timothy Paul Westbrook directs the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry at Harding University in Arkansas. He is currently writing a book, Spirituality, Community, and Race Consciousness: Breaking the Cycle of Racialization, forthcoming from Routledge.

As religious violence continues to make headlines, it is tempting for both the media and its audience to lump devout worshipers into the same camp as violent extremists. It is also tempting for people of one faith to regard members of other religious groups as the ones most likely to commit heinous crimes in the name of religion.
December 1, 2015