Posts Tagged ‘perspective citywide’

Perspective Citywide: Judaism

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 | Events, Foundation, Religion & Politics

For the final session of Perspective Citywide, Nicola Jackson presented a talk on Judaism.

Perspective Citywide: Zoroastrianism

Monday, March 28th, 2011 | Events, Foundation, Religion & Politics

For the seventh session of Perspective Citywide, we were joined by Malcolm Deboo who traveled up from London to talk to us about Zoroastrianism. London boasts Europe’s only Zoroastrianism centre and Malcolm presented a fascinating look at a religion which very few people are familiar with.

Perspective Citywide: Paganism

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 | Events, Foundation, Religion & Politics

For the Paganism session of Perspective Citywide, we welcomed Rhiannon Grant to the group. I had already seen the talk at the Atheist Society the previous Friday but it was never the less entertaining and the discussions were great.

Perspective Citywide: Humanism

Sunday, March 6th, 2011 | Events, Foundation, Humanism

On Wednesday, we welcomed Hull & East Riding Humanists secretary Tim Stephenson over to Leeds to present the Perspective Citywide session on Humanism. Tim’s talk was excellent, looking at both the philosophical side behind Humanism and also why it is important to stand up and be counted as a Humanist.

Perspective Citywide: Christianity

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 | Foundation

For the forth session of Perspective Citywide, we welcomed Joel Baker to talk about Christianity.

Joel is currently serving as the interfaith secretary for the Christian Union at Leeds and discussions were very forthcoming – I had to call an end to them in the end because we ran out of time. A big thanks to Joel for coming down and very much looking forward to Tim tonight.

Perspective Citywide: Scientology

Monday, February 21st, 2011 | Foundation

For the third session of Perspective Citywide, Sam Butler joined us from the Church of Scientology in Manchester. Scientology is a great religion for us to cover because it’s one where the popular conception and the church’s official line on what they believe are very different so it’s fantastic that Sam can come over and talk to us. Things got a little heated during some of the session, but Sam handled it well and the feedback after the session was on the whole positive.

Perspective Citywide: Hinduism

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 | Foundation

Following on from last week’s first session, on the Quaker movement, this week Perspective Citywide was joined by Aarik Subramanyam to talk about Hinduism. This was the first time a Perspective course has never covered Hinduism so we were very excited to learn about a religion which many people in the West know little about. The session was interesting and very informative, and not one to miss!