Freedom of Religion Vs Freedom of Artistic Expression: Brimbank & Maribyrnong Interfaith Network

Freedom of Religion Vs Freedom of Artistic Expression: Brimbank & Maribyrnong Interfaith Network

From November 18, 2018 14:30 until November 18, 2018 15:50

At St. Albans Community Centre - 309C Main Rd E, St Albans VIC 3021

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The Faith Communities Council of Victoria, in association with Brimbank & Maribyrnong Interfaith Network, invites you to:

Freedom of Religion Vs Freedom of Artistic Expression

Date: Sunday 18 November 2018       Time: 2:30 - 3:50pm
Location: St Albans Community Centre - 309C Main Road East, Saint Albans, VIC 3021 (Flexible Space 3)
Free Registration: vinc.eventbrite.com.au

Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Artistic Expression have been at loggerheads for ages in different parts of the world.

Religious communities feel outraged when their religious beliefs and sacred symbols are mocked, insulted, attacked or vilified. Aggrieved believers argue that respect for beliefs and symbols is fundamental to and part and parcel of the right of Freedom of Religion.

On the other hand, the artists and creators of these controversial works argue that any law seeking to restrict their works amounts to a violation of the sacrosanct right of Freedom of Artistic Expression.

So what happens when the liberty to freely express oneself is at odds with another’s right to freedom of religion? Join our expert panel as they explore the rationales underpinning the freedoms of expression and religion to determine the boundaries and limits of each of these rights in a pluralistic, secular, multi-faith society.

Facilitator: Nur Shkembi, Writer, Scholar and Past Exhibitions Manager of Islamic Museum of Australia

Free Registration: vinc.eventbrite.com.au