Blackham Lecture 2013: How do we raise moral children? Stephen Law presents…

What is our best protection against moral catastrophes such as the Holocaust and killing fields of Cambodia? Are such events a product of the collapse of traditional religious authority and the rise of secularism and atheism? Must we either return to traditional religious values and authority, or slide into moral relativism and nihilism? How do we raise moral citizens?

Commenting on the announcement, BHA head of Education and Promotion Sara Passmore said, ‘Stephen Law asks some pertinent questions about morality and secularism.’

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Time and date: 19.00-21.30 Friday May 17th 2013
Venue: Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JP, United Kingdom
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About the speaker
Stephen Law worked as a postman before first entering university as a mature student at the age of 24. He has a B.Phil and D.Phil in philosophy from the University of Oxford and was a stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in philosophy at Queen’s College, Oxford, for three years. He is a senior lecturer in philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London, Provost of Centre for Inquiry UK, and a member of the Humanist Philosophers Group.

About the British Humanist Association
The British Humanist Association is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. It promotes a secular state and equal treatment in law and policy of everyone, regardless of religion or belief.