The challenges that both extremism and secular modernity pose to people of faith, and the challenges of living in a multi-faith society, will be explored in a public lecture, to be given by a leading British academic in Galway.
Academic and author Dr Ataullah Siddiqui will give a lecture entitled Faith in Dialogue: Religions Facing Extremism and Modernity, in the Menlo Park Hotel, tomorrow evening at 7.30pm.
Dr Siddiqui is a Reader in Religious Pluralism and Inter-Faith Relations at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire; a visiting professor at the University of Gloucestershire; a visiting fellow at York St John’s University; a member of the advisory board of the HRH Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh.
He is a founder member of the Leicester Council of Faiths and the author of a number of books, including British Secularism and Religion: Islam, Society and the State and Islam and Other Faiths. He is also the author of the British government report Islam at Universities in England: Meeting the Needs and Investing in the Future.
The event is organised by the Galway Interfaith Alliance. Admission is free and all are welcome.