06 Mar 2011: Good and Bad Religion

Leslie is Centre Stage with Dr Peter Vardy and Assoc Prof Zeki Saritoprak in a St James Ethics Centre and ISRA co-production.

Religion is blamed for great suffering, oppression, wars and hatred throughout history. Many horrific acts have been undertaken in the name of religion.Yet, religion at its best has brought out greatness in humanity at the individual and social life through expressions of self sacrifice, love and compassion. Religion has produced spiritual, intellectual and insightful individuals expressing themselves through art, literature and science. ‘Good’ and ‘bad’ religion seems to exist across all religions. Is it the religion or human nature at play? In this centre stage discussion, we will explore factors that cause religion to be used as a means for excellence or destruction

What: Public Discussion “Good Religion, Bad Religion” chaired by Dr Simon Longstaff \ When: Sunday 6 March, 2011, 5:30pm for 6:00pm start\ Where: The Sebel Paramatta, 350 Church St, Paramatta\ Cost: $20 per person, includes tea and coffee

More information from Makiz Ansari at [makiz@isra.org.au](mailto:makiz@isra.org.au) or 0431 549 700