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Annual conference on Saturday 16th October

Thu, 30 Sep 2004

The NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists will be holding its annual conference on Saturday 16th October. In a year which has seen public controversy over the Civil Unions Bill and the spectacle of displays of religious and political intolerance, an appropriate them has been chosen for the conference: The Tolerant Society and its Enemies.

The keynote speaker will be Hon. Chris Carter MP; other speakers will be talking on subjects that are important to all who believe in a free and tolerant society.

The Conference is open to all. The conference fee is $25 and lunch will be $15. Media enquires should be made to Paul Litterick, Secretary, at:

NZARH, Rationalist House, 64 Symonds Street, Auckland 1001 Telephone: (09) 373 5131 Facsimile: (09)-379 8233 Mobile: 021 172 9866 E-mail: paul@nzarh.org.nz Web: www.nzarh.org.nz

annual conference

The Tolerant Society and Its Enemies

DATE: Saturday 16th October 2004

TIME: From 9:00AM to 5:00PM

VENUE: Lecture Theatre WA220, Wellesley Street, Auckland University of Technology

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hon Chris Carter MP, Minister for Conservation, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs

and including

Ray Bradley, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University, B.C. Canada From Fundamentalist to Freethinker: a Personal Story

Paul Litterick The Fundy Post Colour Supplement

Kathy Sunderland Blasphemy and the Law

Dr Max Wallace, Australian National University Secularism and Government

ENDS


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