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.

Understanding Islam

Understanding Islam 27 July 2016Wednesday 27th July 7.30pm
The Green House Hotel,  4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX

With Chair of Dorset Humanists David Warden

David will be explaining why he believes a Humanist approach to Islam requires a different emphasis from our more combative approach to Christianity. This is not about giving privileged treatment to Islamic beliefs but about recognising there is an overriding need for ordinary Muslims to feel part of British society rather than a marginalized minority. It is therefore essential that we avoid misunderstanding, stereotyping and oversimplification based on ignorance.

David will explore Islam’s history with a special focus on how extremism has developed over the last century. He will also highlight moderate voices within Islam and assess the likelihood of reform.

David Warden is a former business trainer with a degree in theology and a continuing passion for studying religious beliefs. He has been Chair of Dorset Humanists for seven years.

“A thought-provoking examination of our relationship with Muslims and the religion of Islam

Free entry (donations appreciated).     Everyone welcome!

(The Green House Hotel can also be accessed via its rear entrance in Gervis Road. The hotel has a small onsite car park, and roadside parking is also available in Gervis Road).

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