“If liberalism is to mean anything at all, it is duty bound to support without hesitation the dissenting individual over the group, the heretic over the orthodox, innovation over stagnation, and free speech over offense.”
A recurring global conversation of 2015 has been one centered on extremism. The widely-reported Charlie Hebdo killings in January and the recent string of November attacks across Paris have thrust sociopolitical discourse deeper than ever into territory that holds under scrutiny the place that democracy, religion, and identity have in the globalised world. One of the voices proactively calling for a fair and rigorous assessment of tolerance in the 21st century is being brought to Australia in January 2016: author, politician and activist Maajid Nawaz.
Politician and counter-extremism activist Maajid Nawaz will be discussing Islam and Islamism, his experiences with radicalism, the ‘regressive left’, and the importance of forging his unlikely, controversial alliance with Sam Harris to amplify dialogue on religion in society.
You can find more information about the event: https://www.thinkinc.org.au/events/maajidnawaz/WHAT: An evening with Maajid Nawaz
WHEN: 30/01/2016 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
WHERE: Everest Theatre Seymour Centre
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