PUBLIC LECTURE: Reclaiming a Secular Australia: Sean Faircloth
The Humanist Society of WA is excited to invite you to a special lecture event from humanist and author Sean Faircloth on the Perth leg of his Australian book tour.
Sean Faircloth is author of the book 'Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All - And What We Can Do About It.' (2012)
‘Reclaiming a Secular Australia’ will be an important engagement for any citizen, particularly educators and public thinkers concerned to keep Australia’s diverse multicultural society inclusive of all religions as well as non-believers.
“Religious groups are engaging in a coordinated effort,” Faircloth says, “to influence government, schools, and to spread an extremist agenda in the developing world,”
“This is a wake up call. I challenge atheists and liberal-minded religious people to think beyond symbolic issues, smell the coffee and agree on a challenging and coordinated response.”
As an advocate for maintaining a separation of church and state, Faircloth's ‘Reclaiming a Secular Australia’ discusses the growing connection between religion and politics in the Australian context. He will draw on his global experiences to explain how citizens may regain and preserve Australia’s distinctive secular culture.
“Faircloth paints a sobering picture, but fortunately, as anyone who has heard his speeches knows, he also has an inspiring and invigorating vision to offer...a much needed plan for action.” Richard Dawkins
Tickets: 6448 2440 ($27 Adults/ $17 Students/Seniors)
Enquiries: Jaye Christie 0405 517 059/ Stevie Modern 0401 084 242
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