Event 113 - CANCELLED
FAITH IN OUR TIME
Since the old days, religion of whatever hue has been invoked for good but also evil. Religions have also routinely pitted believers against non-believers. Three writers attached to monotheistic faiths – Christianity, Islam, and Judaism respectively – explore the role of belief in contemporary society and ask if and how their institutions are catalysts for harmony or disharmony. The former editor of the English Catholic Herald Peter Stanford has long written on ethical and religious issues; United Arab Emirates diplomat Omar Saif Ghobash’s book Letters to a Young Muslim questions what it means to be true to Islam in the 21st century; and local writer Ann Gluckman co-edited Identity And Involvement Volume III: Auckland Jewry Into The 21st Century. Chaired by Steven Toussaint.