Saturday, July 22, 2006

Three Great Challenges

Looks like Jacksaid's dream of inviting Ravi to University Malaya for a mini-veritas forum came true after all... When we met Ravi in Bali some time back, Jack invited him to Msia (perhaps half-in-jest) and he agreed. The organisers at UM have done a great job making it a reality.

“THE THREE GREAT CHALLENGES TO RELIGION AND SOCIETY - A PROPOSAL FOR TRUE SPIRITUALITY”
by Dr Ravi Zacharias
Visiting Professor at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University

"Culture is the effort to provide a coherent set of answers to the existential situations that confront all human beings in the passage of their lives," suggests sociologist Daniel Bell. Yet one of the symptoms of a society that has lost its ability to think critically is that it deals with life-defining realities such as who we are as human beings in a simplistic manner. Furthermore, a culture that loses its shame, its power of reason, and its sense of meaning has little to hope for in the future. What has brought this demise about? Many scholars have attributed it to the eroding processes of secularization, pluralization and privatization. This lecture examines these 3 challenges and proposes a deeper and hopeful understanding of who we are and who we are meant to be.


Date : 17 August 2006 (Thursday)
Time : 3.00 p.m.
Venue : Auditorium, Asia Europe Institute, University of Malaya

Please reply: 14th August 2006
Tel: 03-7967 5697 / 7967 5468 Fax: 03- 7967 5692
dialog@um.edu.my

Programme
2.30 p.m. Arrival of Guests
3.00 p.m. Welcome note by Organiser and Introduction

Lecture by Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Question/Answer
5.00 p.m. Refreshments / End

3 comments:

tehtarik said...

Abstract-

"Culture is the effort to provide a coherent set of answers to the existential situations that confront all human beings in the passage of their lives," suggests sociologist Daniel Bell. Yet one of the symptoms of a society that has lost its ability to think critically is that it deals with life-defining realities such as who we are as human beings in a simplistic manner. Furthermore, a culture that loses its shame, its power of reason, and its sense of meaning has little to hope for in the future. What has brought this demise about? Many scholars have attributed it to the eroding processes of secularization, pluralization and privatization. This lecture examines these 3 challenges and proposes a deeper and hopeful understanding of who we are and who we are meant to be.

FarAway said...

I wish I could go!!!! Will someone please record the talk in audio file and post it online for download???

The Hedonese said...

Some of us wud try... no guarantee though :)

And probably it wont come free to cover costs