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Humanising Beliefs

A joint meeting with 21st Century Network


Beliefs can be often intolerant and can lead to conflict that is often violent. History is full of both religious and secular extremism – religious war as well as secular terror such as in the French Revolution. Today we see a growing trend towards fragmented intolerant beliefs ranging from religious fundamentalism to sometimes-intolerant humanism. When our planet faces so many crucial challenges for survival these beliefs threaten us all.

* In what we can we hold belief systems that influence our life and give us the framework to understand the world without using those beliefs to destroy that world?
* How can belief systems exist in peaceful co-existence rather than act as ideological fuels to mobilise masses towards hatred?
* And how can we make beliefs personal rather than as a challenge to convert at all costs?

This is one of the crucial issues of our age – how to be tolerant in a world of diversity where there are many beliefs and styles of living. How can we create a world where we live and also let live.

RSVP via our meetup site (see link) to ensure a place, or email an organiser if you'd rather not join Meetup right now (deborah5937@yahoo.co.uk)


Speaker(s):

21st Century Network & CLHG | talks

 

Date and Time:

18 February 2009 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

EnlightenNext
13 Windsor Street
Angel, Islington
N1 8QG

http://www.meetup.com/londonhumanists/calendar/8994261/
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Organised by:

Central London Humanist Group
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Tickets:

£2

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