Events Calendar
Jun 2
14:00 - 16:30
Blasphemy, Colonialism and the Politics of 'World Religions'
Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression Workshop and Festival

This panel is part of the Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression Workshop and Festival, a two day festival open to all.

Chair: Yasmin Rehman (End Violence Against Women Coalition and the Centre for Secular Space)

Gita Sahgal (writer and journalist; documentary film director; former head of Amnesty International Gender Unit) 'Blasphemous" Murders: South Asia, free speech and genocide'

Richard King (Religious Studies, University of Kent) 'Blasphemy, Empire and Hindu nationalism in postcolonial India'

Mitsutoshi Horii (Shumei University and Chaucer College) 'Translating Blasphemy in Japan'

David Tollerton (Theology and Religious Studies, University of Exeter) 'Blasphemy and Public Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Britain'

Thomas Hoffmann (Islamic Studies, University of Copenhagen) 'In/Tolerating Blasphemy: Early and Classical Islamic Positions'

4.30 Break

Location

Lecture Theatre 3,
Grimond Building,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NZ
United Kingdom
Map

Details

Open to all,

Contact: Yvonne Sherwood
E: Y.M.Sherwood@kent.ac.uk

 

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