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Nenna Chuku

June 10th, 2008

A Critical Defense of Secularism

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Nenna Chuku

June 10th, 2008

A Critical Defense of Secularism

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Cécile Laborde

Part of Secularity and Value
6.30-8.00pm | Tuesday 10 June 2008
Room E171, New Theatre, East Building, LSE

Speaker
Cécile Laborde, Reader in Political Theory, Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy, University College London

The global revival of religion has raised fundamental questions about its role in politics and its claim that it serves as a principle of identity, indispensable to the continuing survival of communities. This series brings together leading thinkers and scholars to encourage discussion and debate on this crucial contemporary theme.

Secularity and Value

The recent revival of religion around the globe has raised fundamental questions not only about its role in both national and international politics, but also concerning its claim to serve as a principle of identity indispensable to the continuing survival of communities and peoples across the generations. There are many who would argue strenuously that the sense of belonging to a community is seriously weakened in the absence of a shared religious commitment. Others would insist just as strenuously that social and public life should be both conceived and organised in essentially secular terms. Our lecture series, held at the LSE in the summer term 2008, brought together leading thinkers and scholars to encourage discussion and debate on this crucial contemporary theme.

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