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In the final programme of his series on how shared beliefs have shaped societies, Neil MacGregor looks at the co-existence of faith and politics and considers how we live together

Neil MacGregor concludes the omnibus editions of his series on the expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world and across time.

In this final programme he considers how communities of faith can flourish in societies run by politicians, and explores the societies that reject faith altogether. He also looks at the dangers of politicians imposing one faith over another, and celebrates how we can live together.

Producer Paul Kobrak

The series is produced in partnership with the British Museum, with the assistance of Dr Christopher Harding, University of Edinburgh.
Photograph © The Trustees of the British Museum

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