: Feb 05, 2015

So – #FreeSpeech – lets talk. The aim of the #DontHateDebate event is to have a…

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So – #FreeSpeech – lets talk.

The aim of the #DontHateDebate event is to have a nuanced, balanced and compassionate dialogue on the concept of freedom of speech in light of the unfortunate Charlie Hebdo incident in Paris last month.

The event will feature a cross-panel discussion on the topics of freedom of speech, satirising religion, limits of the press and other related themes.

The event will be chaired by veteran journalist Yvonne Ridley, who is no stranger to delving into controversial and topical subjects.

The panel will include

• Moazzam Begg – Former Guantanamo Bay detainee & Director of Outreach for CAGE
• Professor Peter Cave – Chair of the Humanist Philosophers
• Dan Hodges – Blogger and Columnist for The Telegraph
• Andre Walker – Political Correspondent for Breitbart London
• Hamza Tzortzis – Head of Education and Research for iERA
• Abdullah Al Andalusi – Muslim Debate Initiative

General Admission – £15.00
Student Admission – £10.00
On The Door Admission – £20.00

Register now: http://www.iera.org/event/big-question-free-speech

About the ‘Don’t Hate, Debate!’ campaign

‘Don’t Hate, Debate!’ is a campaign led by the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) in partnership with advocacy group Cage, aimed at creating a platform for people of all faiths and none to engage in positive dialogue, without resorting to insults as a starting point of communication.

In order to achieve social progression, tolerance and community cohesion, it is pivotal that different groups within our society are able to discuss their differences without abusing or transgressing the boundaries of free speech, which will inevitably lead to animosity.

Find out more about this campaign at www.iera.org/campaigns/dont-hate-debate

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