Hate Speech & Religious Conflict: An Interfaith Perspective

Organised by the Council of Christians and Jews & St Andrews Coexistence Initiative

Venue: Hotel du Vin St Andrews

Booking required / Tickets £4

Join us on Monday the 13th of November, the start of Interfaith Week, for a panel featuring three key figures in UK faith communties, who will be discussing the rise in hate speech directed at and coming from within religious groups. Each of our three speakers will be giving their own unique insight into the current issues affecting their respective faith traditions. This promises to be an enlightening conversation appropriate for everyone.

We will be joined by:

Lord Parry Mitchell, former Labour peer, who will be talking to us about issues of anti-semitism in UK politics.

Dr Salah al-Ansari, Senior Researcher at the London based counter-extremism think tank Quilliam. Dr al-Ansari was formely Imam at Regent‘s Park mosque and trained at al-Azhar school of Sunni Islam in Cairo.

Rev Dr Leah Robinson, a distinguished academic at Edinburgh University who specialises in the study of sectarian violence and Christian peace building in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The Council of Christian and Jews is a nation-wide charity seeking to promote interfaith dialogue and understand between people of faith. One of its missions is to promote interfaith understanding on university campuses across the UK and each year appoints two ambassadors per campus to put on events throughout the year.

For more information visit the Facebook page or email ecg3@st-andrews.ac.uk

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