Over the last year there has been much conflict and inflamed debate over the offensive portrayal of religious figures and the limits of speech. Questions arise, such as:
- Do European and North American countries have speech laws that other countries or cultures do not understand?
- Do Westerners have difficulty understanding the cultural and legal traditions of others?
- How has the history of Christianity and European civilization developed in a manner different from Islam (or other traditions) regarding religious images and depictions of sacred things?
We invite you to join us in exploring these questions and gaining a better understanding of the differences and assumptions behind these confrontations.
Please bring a potluck dish to pass, if you're able, or just show up for the evening. All are welcome. Invite a friend. Please be aware that many in our interfaith community do not eat pork or may be vegetarian.