This event is part of a series of debates hosted by the Law department.
This event will discuss:‘The public buys its opinion as it buys its meat’, wrote Samuel Butler (1835-1902). Is there a role for religious viewpoints in this market of opinions? Can faith communities be true to their faith, and themselves, by simply practicing it in private and hiding their faith in public? By asking religious people not to express their religious views on politics and morals, economic and cultural relations, openly and in public, are we not discriminating against them? Should faith communities have fewer rights in public than others? What exactly is the role of religion in public space?
Speakers include: Ziauddin Sardar, Guy Wilkinson and E D Kessler in conversation with Waqar Ahmad,
introduced by Erica Howard.
Book Launch: Z. Sardar Reading the Qur’an (London: Routledge, 2011)
Location: Hendon Town Hall Chamber
Further information: This event is open to anyone who would like attend, but please confirm your place by emailing Christiana Frandzis: firstname.lastname@example.org