The problem of evil: seeking wisdom from the world’s faith traditions

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OLS 17-18: The problem of evil

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


Speakers from different faiths will address the question, “why does God allow human beings to commit atrocious acts?” Rev Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St Ebbes Church in Oxford will be joined by Shaunaka Rishi Das, Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, and speakers from other faiths for a fascinating panel discussion.


The problem of evil has been at the heart of religious dialogue and discussion for millennia. If God is both good and omnipotent, how is it possible for evil to exist? Faith traditions seek to explain and account for the existence of evil in many different ways.


In this dialogue, speakers with experience of a range of faith traditions will draw on their understanding of God and the world to share wisdom and insight into the human condition and the existence of evil.