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Religion + Atheism - Towards Better Disagreement - Book Launch
Fri 14 October 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time
Join us at the launch of “Towards Better Disagreement: Religion and Atheism in Dialogue” by Dr Paul Hedges.
In this book, Dr Hedges investigates the differences between religiosity and atheism by tackling issues such as the treatment of women, the idea of a pure and empirical realm of 'science', and the association of religion with warfare. He also proposes the possibility of meaningful conversations taking place between the religious and non-religious.
Jointly organized by the Humanist Society Singapore (HSS) and Leftwrite Center.
Event includes dialogue session by Dr Paul Hedges, HSS founding President Paul Tobin and Leftwrite Center founding member Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib.
Dr Hedges' book will be available for sale at the event at a 20% discounted price. Light snacks will also be served.
ABOUT DR PAUL HEDGES
Dr Hedges is Associate Professor in Interreligious Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He has worked with stakeholder groups such as the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, the World Congress of Faiths, and the BBC. Dr Hedges is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Religious History andStudies in Interreligious Dialogue. He publishes widely in interreligious studies, religious studies, and theology. This is the tenth book that Dr Hedges has authored.
ABOUT LEFTWRITE CENTER
Established in April 2008, Leftwrite Center focuses on publishing, consultancy and educational works to promote critical consciousness and civic social participation and awareness among students, youth leaders and young professionals on various social and religious issues affecting Singapore society.
ABOUT HUMANIST SOCIETY (SINGAPORE)
Formed in 2010, the Humanist Society is a community guided by reason, informed by evidence and driven by compassion. The Society seeks to represent non-religious people in Singapore. It also aims to raise awareness of science, humanism and ethical living, as well as to create a treasured space for rational discussions and for finding friendship with like-minded people.