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Religion and Politics: Power and Empowerment

Date :

13 January 2014 (Mon)

Time 19:00 - 20:30

Venue

Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong

Organisers: Centre for Comparative and Public Law, the Faith and Global Engagement initiative, and Bridging Gaps

This interfaith dialogue will explore the relationship between spiritual ethos and power in a number of world religions - Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. In particular, the forum will address how religious engagement with political, legal and economic issues can have beneficial and detrimental consequences in contemporary society.

Speakers:
Dr Jamal Badawi (St. Mary's University)
Prof Michael Helfand (Pepperdine University School of Law)
Prof Graham Ward (University of Oxford)

Panelists:
Imam Muhammad Arshad (Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center)
Rabbi Asher C. Oser (Ohel Leah Synagogue)

Moderator:
Dr Benny Tai (CCPL, The University of Hong Kong)

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