All Faiths and None

All Faiths and None – An Interfaith Forum hosted by Trinity’s Theological Society and the TCD Equality Fund

Tuesday (19th February): Prof. Hans Kochler (Prof. of Philosophy at the Uni. of Innsbruck) on Interfaith Dialogue, 7pm in Emmet Burke Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College
Wednesday (20th February):

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10am – Opening Remarks and statistician Cormac Halpin (Census Division of the CSO) looking at the change in religion in the census over the last 20 years
11am – Paper Readings in the GMB, off Front Square, Trinity College

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Debating Chamber

11.00: Vlado Kmec – Relation between migrantion and migrants’ religious identity
11.40: Dr Kevin Williams- secularism and citizenship
12.20: Sh. Umar al Quadri- Muslim Integration in Ireland

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Downstairs Conversation Room

11:00: Hilary Abrahamson – the Jewish community in Ireland
11:40: John Suttle – Irish State introduces religious apartheid into schools
12:20: Aksobhin Tracy – Buddhism

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Upstairs Conversation Room

11.00: Dr Hemant Kumar – Hinduism
11:40: Samim Loftus – Bahá’í faith
12:20: Fr Godfrey O’Donnell and Adrian Cristea- Orthodox Christianity

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2pm – Panel Debate on “Religion and Education”, chaired by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour TD

Speakers:

Heino Schonfeld, Chairperson of CECDE (Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education)
Gerry Foley, Headmaster of Belvedere Jesuits Boys school
Paul Rowe, CEO of Educate Together
Ali Selim, Senior Staff Member at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, Clonskeagh, in charge of Adult Education
Ken Fennelly, Church of Ireland Board of Education and Education Officer
Mike Garde, Director of Dialogue Ireland Trust

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3.30pm – Panel Debate on “Religion and State”, chaired by Dr Jude Lal Fernando, Irish School of Ecumenics

Speakers:

Michael Nugent, Chairperson of Atheist Ireland
Dr Kevin Williams, scholar of secularism
Ivana Bacik, Senator
John Waters, Irish Times Columnist
Mufassil Islam, PhD candidate
Julian Hamilton, Trinity’s Methodist Chaplain
Denis Robinson, Dialogue Ireland exec member speaking from the perspective of a family affected by cultism.

4.45pm – Closing Remarks by Dr Peter Admirand, Irish School of Ecumenics

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