- Religious Freedom
Hosted by David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills – Grasslands, the third Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom focused on “Sharia Courts and the Implications”. Dr. Tanya Walker explored the underlying assumptions behind suggestions that Sharia law should be integrated into western societies. Her PhD research focused on the Sharia councils in the UK and included extensive fieldwork observing cases and interviewing women who brought their disputes to Britain’s Sharia councils. As a result, her advice has been sought by politicians considering these issues within the British context, as well as by practitioners in the field of women’s rights.
Dr. Andy Bannister, the Canadian Director of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries also spoke and assisted MP David Anderson in facilitating the ensuing discussion.
For more information, see the links below.
THIRD PARLIAMENTARY FORUM ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Date: September 24, 2012Hosted by: David Anderson, MP Cypress Hills-Grasslands LOCATION Government Conference Centre, Main Hall2 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON SCHEDULE 7:00pm – 7:15pm WelcomeDavid Anderson, MP and Dr. Andy Bannister 7:15pm – 8:00pm Religious Freedom: Shari’a Law and its ImplicationsDr. Tanya Walker 8:00pm – 9:00pm Open DiscussionFacilitators: Dr. […]