Queensland: Dealing with Difference: Peril or Promise

The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue at Nathan Campus, Griffith University will present Perspectives on Interfaith Dialogue: Dealing with Difference: Peril or Promise on Thursday 10 August, 2017.


How many times have you heard the words: “After all, we’re more the same than we are different“? They are words that make generally make us smile, but are they as we would like them to be? What do they imply about the nature and value of difference?

In this talk, Prof. Scott C. Alexander (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA) and Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz (Research Professor and Chair of Islamic Studies and Intercultural Dialogue at Deakin University, Australia) interrogates what they refer to as the ‘sameness platitude’ and asks what inter-religious and other forms of dialogue would be like if they were founded on the alternative premise that we are often more different that we are alike.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday 10 August, 2017
Time: 6:30pm (for a 7:00pm start)
Venue: Multi-Faith Centre (N35), Griffith University Nathan Campus
Cost: Gold Coin Donation
Catering: Light refreshments will be available.
RSVP: Please email us your details to icd@griffith.edu.au