One World Many Faiths | Welsh National Opera

One World Many Faiths


How important is faith in Britain today? Do we live in a godless society? Is religion an instrument of good or ill? Can language and image truly communicate the idea of God?

Welsh National Opera and the Maimonides Interfaith Foundation have teamed up to create a series of provocative and interactive events exploring these and other questions about faith today (a full list of events can be found below - click on the event titles for further information). WNO’s Faith season of operas is the perfect springboard for an exploration of a subject which touches all our lives regardless of our beliefs. Get involved in the debate this summer with leading figures from religious and cultural life. 

A full list of events can be found below - click on the event titles for further information.

Why the world needs compassion now

Tuesday 1 July 7.30 - 8.45pm

Royal Opera House, London

Join UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova and Karen Armstrong FRSL, internationally renowned scholar on comparative religions, in conversation to discuss religion and conflict in the world today. In a year marking the centenary of the first World War, when arguably the world increasingly seems to resemble the world of 1914, how do we contend with a global environment that is increasingly multipolar, unpredictable and ravaged by conflicts driven by ethnic and religious divides?

Karen Armstrong will provide an exposition on her call for compassion in an attempt to change the conflict paradigm, and bring compassion to the forefront of the world’s attention. BOOK TICKETS