October 18, 2012
Silenced: How apostasy and Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide
Paul Marshall, Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall 150
The week of September 10th America was reminded of the volatile nature behind issues of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and politics as the United States Ambassador and three staffers were brutally murdered in Libya and the American Embassy in Egypt was invaded and its American flag desecrated allegedly in response to a US-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad. These attacks awakened us to the challenges of defending basic freedoms like freedom of speech in a world that remains often hostile to those freedoms.
Join Paul Marshall
for this public lecture and discussion concerning the growing influence around the world of blasphemy codes and religiously-induced violence over claims of apostasy and blasphemy. Paul Marshall is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom and an expert on issues of religion, politics and religious freedom.
Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall 150
3307 3rd Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Thursday, October 18