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Dr John D’Arcy May Public Lecture

Tuesday, 17 September, 7:30 pm9:00 pm AEST

Free

Dr John D’Arcy May will speak on ‘World Religions: A Force for War or Global Peace. Theology in the Face of Pluralism and Injustice’?

Religiously fuelled violence is afflicting many countries, just as important democracies are threatened by rising nationalist movements and populism. How can the world religions work together to oppose the misuse of religion to justify violence?

John D’Arcy May has drawn on half a century of debate and dialogue about how world religions can help maintain human rights, overcome economic inequality and prevent ecological destruction. As he details in his new book, Pluralism & Peace: The Religions in Global Civil Society, May explores how in the Asia-Pacific region, the ‘great’ traditions of Buddhism, Christianity and Islam, along with the various religious traditions in the Pacific Islands, can forge societies of mutual respect and tolerance to advance the wellbeing of everyone.

Entry free. Donation welcome. Refreshments afterwards.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, 17 September
Time:
7:30 pm–9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Bruce Duncan, Social Policy Connections
Phone:
0409 897 971
Email:
b.duncan@ytu.edu.au
Website:
www.socialpolicyconnections.com.au

Venue

The Study Centre, Yarra Theological Union
34 Bedford St.,
Box Hill VIC, 3128 Australia
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Phone:
0409 897 971
Website:
www.socialpolicyconnections.com.au

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