The BIG DEBATE: Held on 17th November 2014 at the University of Northampton
The debate juxtaposed the Islamic position with the Atheist (Secular Humanist) position on four topics: Women’s Rights & Leadership, Should religion decide who we marry? (incl. whether or not Gay Marriage should be prohibited or not), Animal Rights and Ritual Slaughter (Halal/Kosher) and whether children from religious families should be ‘forced’ to attend religious assemblies in UK Faith Schools.
Andrew Copson, CEO of the British Humanist Association (BHA), and Vice-President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union – the world union of Humanist organisations.
Abdullah al Andalusi, Islamic thinker, and speaker for Muslim Debate Initiative