Today, religious differences may seem more stark than ever. But historian and former nun Karen Armstrong says that religions — from Confucianism to Judaism — sprang from a common, violent past. Armstrong joins Kojo to discuss how religions emerged, and why we could be on the verge of a religious turning point.

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