Monday, August 29, 2011 | Categories: Coming Up |
Monday, August 29
ON BEING A MUSLIM IN THE WEST, Part 1
Amid continuing tension between Muslim and non-Muslim populations in many western countries, the question keeps coming back: Is Islam compatible with western values? Hassan Ghedi Santur asks if someone can embrace the secular, pluralist democratic values of the West and still be a "good" Muslim?
Tuesday, August 30
ON BEING A MUSLIM IN THE WEST, Part 2
It is said that there is a struggle for the soul of Islam; a jihad for the hearts and minds of the 1.6 billion people who profess Islam as their faith. Hassan Ghedi Santur explores the intersection between religion, spirituality, and politics in the lives of Muslims, particularly Muslim women. He presents the portrait of an activist, an academic and a writer who are in their own way, changing the face of Islam.
Wednesday, August 31
CULTURE WITHOUT A COUNTRY
Once the cradle of civilization, Iraq today is a broken society. It teems with poverty, blood-shed and economic instability. These factors make it unlikely that Iraq will follow in the steps of other Arab countries whose citizens have been pressing for freedom. It wasn't always this way. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell presents the lives of intellectuals and activists who've spent years trying to fight authoritarianism.
Thursday, September 1
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTICULTURALISM: AN EVENING WITH IRSHAD MANJI
IDEAS host Paul Kennedy moderates a discussion with Irshad Manji, the critically acclaimed author of The Trouble With Islam, on the impact of individual rights on social integration and Canadian society. How do responsibilities play into the process of integration within a diverse society? How should we address rights that are in conflict?
Friday, September 2
THE MALAISE OF MODERNITY: CHARLES TAYLOR IN CONVERSATION, Part 5
Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor is Canada's best known and most widely read contemporary thinker. In books like Sources of the Self and A Secular Age, he has attempted to define the unique character of the modern age. He maps the fault-lines in our modern identity, and points to both the pitfalls and the promise of our condition. Charles Taylor has also been active in politics, having run four times for Parliament during the 1960s. IDEAS producer David Cayley surveys Taylor's thought in a series of extended conversations.