The Literary & Debating Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway are hosting the debate ‘Is Islam a religion of Peace?’ at 7.00pm on Thursday 9th October 2014 (at the Kirwan, NUI, Galway).
In recent times, Islam has come to occupy a central place in discussion about law, policy and the future of Western culture. Detractors say Islam is a religion of violence and oppression, while supporters call it peaceful and liberatory. The answer to the question of Islam will change lives and the shape of our society, and the Lit & Deb invites both sides of this contentious issue to present their viewpoints in a free, open discussion.
The other speakers for the debate are as follows:
Shaykh Dr Umar al-Qadri of the Al-Mustafa Islamic Cultural Centre
Dr Oliver Scharbrodt, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Chester
Abdullah al Andalusi. co-founder of the Muslim Debate Initiative
Mr Michael Nugent, Chairman of Atheist Ireland,
Mr Ian O’Doherty, journalist at the Irish Independent
Dr Mark Humphrys, lecturer at Dublin College University (DCU) and writer on religion and politics
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