Edinburgh Festival of Spirituality and Peace

By Simon Barrow
August 20, 2010

Alongside the world famous Edinburgh Festival (throughout August) and the accompanying Festival of Politics (which we highlighted last week) stands the adventurous Festival of Spirituality and Peace (7-30 August 2010) which is bringing together people of faith and people of good faith, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Humanists and more to discuss, in a variety of ways, The Golden Rule: Can We Live By It?

Stand-out events include two presentations on Friday 20 August by Melkite Archbishop Elias Chacour, a long-term peacemaker in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/12902); a discussion between the humanist/atheist philosopher Julian Baggini and Episcopal Bishop Brian Smith (21st); 'Old Religion and New Society' with controversialist Richard Holloway (23rd); 'War in God's Name?' presented by Oliver McTernan (28th); and two topical sessions on religion and the law.

More information and full details of the Festival can be found here: http://www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk/

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