Religion and Atheism: In Dialogue?

Is it possible for atheists and people with a religious conviction to dialogue and converse with civility?

Is it possible for atheists and people with a religious conviction to see each other’s point of view, and recognise the validity and integrity of the other’s opinions?

There certainly are grounds for believing that this is possible and events which bring both sides together do take place. For instance, dialogue events between the two sides have taken place, as this report shows:

http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/atheists-deserve-a-place-in-interfaith-dialogue

Moreover, at the launch of my book Towards Better Disagreement: Religion and Atheism in Dialogue, a panel discussion was held with a local Muslim and the founder of the Humanist Society of Singapore. The event is noted here:

http://humanist.org.sg/events/towards-better-disagreement-religion-and-atheism-in-dialogue/

While photos from it were previously posted on this blog, see:

https://logosdao.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/book-launch-towards-better-disagreement/

To find out more why not check out Towards Better Disagreement, available on the publishers website or via Amazon, Book Depository, etc.:

http://www.jkp.com/can/towards-better-disagreement-34291.html/

https://www.bookdepository.com/Towards-Better-Disagreement-Paul-Hedges/9781785920578

On those sites you can check out the advance reviews by such figures as the atheist philosopher Michael Ruse or the leading theologian Ian Markham.

One of the first online reviews is the following:

https://jameswoodward.info/blog/better-disagreement-public-debate-and-dialogue/

While on Goodreads it got a 5*:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29621224

And a 5* on Amazon.co.uk:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R1OQOBF42LDJ58/ref=cm_cr_dp_title/255-5100646-5707534?ie=UTF8&ASIN=178592057X&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=266239&store=books

 

 

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