Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Islam, Islamism and Islamophobia

Islam, Islamism & Islamophobia poster

Wednesday 27th November 7.30pm
The Green House Hotel,  4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX

by Martin Holst

Islam, the world’s second largest religion, is often seen as posing a threat to western democracy and values, but most Muslims claim its teachings are peaceful.

In this presentation, Martin explores what is known about Muhammad and how the religion of Islam developed, and considers its impact on the modern world. He embraces a critical approach to Islam/Islamism without being offensive or hostile to Muslims, and suggests how we can engage with them in different contexts.  Martin believes we need to improve our understanding of Islam and appreciate its internal driving forces because this affects how we seek to establish good relations with Muslims.

A former maths lecturer, Martin Holst is a Methodist preacher, and a member of the National Executive of the Christian Socialist Movement. He regards improving community cohesion as a key issue in the pursuit of peace.

Join us for a respectful analysis of the religion of Islam

Free entry (donations appreciated).     Everyone welcome!

(The Green House Hotel can also be accessed from Gervis Road, which is better lit and has roadside parking).

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