Our April talk was given by Sahar who discussed the changes affecting women's lives in Iran over the 20th century up until recent times. It was a most enlightening talk that had the audience captivated. On behalf of all attendees, I would like to say a very big thank you.
The May talks will come in two parts:
Part one; "The Russian Orthodox church versus Atheism"
Michael Nadyarnyy will discuss the Orthodox Church in
Russia and why seventy years of communism failed
to eradicate religiosity in .
He will also discuss how religion has been and still is used politically in Russia today. Russia
Part two; "A heathen in the Kingdom"
Brad wanted to make this presentation in April, however he had a family emergency. So he will now present his talk in May.
Brad has lived for many years in the Middle East, living in and frequently visiting countries such as the
of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain
He has mixed and done business with people from all of these countries. Brad
will discuss the many idiosyncrasies and contradictions of life and
attitudes in these countries. His talk will be an absolute eye opener. Qatar
For safety reasons, Brad's talk will not be video recorded.