Munk Debates - Religion (see website for livestream fees, tickets from $20-80 on website)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
Roy Thomson Hall 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Canada
6:30 PM Doors open
7:00 PM Debate begins
The 6th semi-annual Munk Debate will feature practicing Catholic and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair debating bestselling author and atheist Christopher Hitchens. These two world-class debaters will tackle the resolution: be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world.
The debate will focus on competing claims regarding religion’s effect on human civilization, today and into the future. For example: In a world of globalization and rapid social change does religion provide the common values and ethical foundations that diverse societies need to thrive in the 21st century? Or, do deeply held religious beliefs promote intolerance, exacerbate ethnic divisions, and impede social progress in developing and developed nations alike?