The problem of evil: seeking wisdom from the world’s faith traditions
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Who this event is for
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.