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Philosophers Café: The Freedom Series - The Otherness of Others: Freedom of Religion, Civil Values & the New Pluralism

Protests at mosques? Shootings at temples? Obscene signs at Truck Convoys? Is religious freedom being eroded in Canada and around the world?  Court cases are testing the boundaries of religious freedom and civil values. How will we navigate the competing aspirations of some religious communities and the “progressive” aspirations of secular society?  Join in thoughtful conversation about freedom, the common good and pluralism.

David Goa is the founding director and International Fellow of the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life, University of Alberta (Augustana Campus).  Previously, he was Curator of Folklife & Head of Collections for the Provincial Museum of Alberta.  He built the program for the study of culture at the Royal Alberta Museum based on field research in a full range of religious communities including Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian in Canada.  His many honours and awards include awards City of Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Premier’s Gold Medal for ‘Anno Domini’ (public exhibition and book).

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David Goa

Award-winning scholar, author, and teacher in stimulating conversations on today’s issues.

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Class Info

DateNovember 17
Time1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Availability20 Spots Available
LocationIdylwylde Room

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