Thursday, March 14, 2012
7:30PM in Centennial Hall
(550 Wellington Street, London) Tariq Ramadan, PhD
Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies
Oxford, United Kingdom
"Believing in One Truth in a Pluralistic Society"
Whether we are Christian or Buddhist, Jewish or Muslim, secularist or believer, Tariq Ramadan suggests that all traditions of thought spring from the same place, and guides us to see past what divides us and discover the beauty of what we have in common. In his lecture Professor Ramadan will outline the approach to pluralism presented in his book "The Quest for Meaning : Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism," a searching anaylsis of the challenges involved in creating pluarlist societies and an insightful assessment of areas of common ground, which have the potential to bring out the best in one another and become a force for good within the world.
Sponsored by the Centre for Jewish Catholic-Muslim Learning
Professor Tariq Ramadan holds an MA in Philosophy and French literature and a PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva. In Cairo, Egypt he received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from Al-Azhar University scholars. Through his writings and lectures he has contributed substantially to the debate on contemporary Islamic issues, Islamic revival in the world and Muslims in the West. He is active both at the academic land grassroots levels lecturing extensively throughout the world on theology, Islamic law and jurisprudence, applied ethics, philosophy, social justice, economy, politics, interfaith and intracommunity dialogue.
"The Religious Life Lecture Series is grateful for the support received from the Centre for Jewish-Catholic-Muslim-Learning for the lectures offered by David Rosen and Tariq Ramadan."
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