UWS Open Forum for 2014
The University of Western Sydney will conduct an Open Forum titled ‘Women in the Muslim World’.
The guest speaker on the night will be:
Professor Karima Bennoune, Professor of International Law at the University of California – Davis School of Law. She is also the author of the forthcoming book, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism. Karima has served as a member of the executive council of the American Society of International Law and on the board of directors of Amnesty International US. Currently, she sits on the board of the network of Women Living Under Muslim Laws
The forum will be held on Wednesday 21 May 2014 on the UWS Parramatta South campus, Building EZ, Female Orphan School, West Wing with refreshments at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
Also see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?Please note that this is not a Sydney Atheists sponsored event. We feel, however that many of our members would find this of interest.
Register your attendance here
Friday 9th May talks
A big thanks to our two speakers from Friday night, Michael and Brad. Their talks on two very different regions were very enlightening and entertaining.
We now have a better understanding of how the Russian Orthodox church has manipulated and been manipulated for power and financial expediency. We also have a rare insight into the thinking and behaviour or various peoples in the Middle East.
Living in Australia, we can so appreciate the freedoms that we have, both to think and do as we please. A great night was had by all who attended.
The takings of $114.80 on the night have been donated to the Ron Williams High Court challenge to Federal funding of the Chaplaincy program.