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Diversity Month 2012

Title: Why do we believe? Asmaa Soliman, UCL PhD Student

Type of event: lunchtime lecture showcasing UCL research

Overview:
We live in a world in which religion is more and more presented as something out-dated and irrational that has no scientific basis. Yet, we find a big number of people around the world for whom religion does still constitute a major source of their well-being. This presentation aims to shed light on deeper motivations of religious belief. Unlike several theories that analyze religion from a rather superficial perspective which tends to reduce it to a merely psychological, cultural or social phenomenon, this lecture puts emphasis on the philosophy of religion. The essential meaning of faith will be examined and more specifically its deeper intellectual and spiritual levels that contribute to individuals´ well-being. Thereby the discussion of knowledge, reason, transcendence, religious experience and spiritual liberation will all be of high importance.

Participants:
This event is open to all UCL staff, students and to the general public.

Date, Time and Venue:

Tuesday 28 February, 1-2pm, Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

A map can be found here.

Register your attendance.

Contact:
Sonal Bharadva
Email: s.bharadva@ucl.ac.uk

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Last updated: 23rd January 2012