“Mythinformation”: Robert Price vs Bart Ehrman

 

On October 21/2016, Jesus mythicist and New Testament Bible scholar Dr. Robert Price will be debating New Testament scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman in Milwaukee. Secular activist Matt Dillahunty will be moderating.

The debate will be on whether there was a historical Jesus.  Price (mythicist) and Ehrman (historicist) will present the evidence and address the arguments.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to  Mythinformation Conference III

If you plan to go, and would like to connect with others from CFI Canada, please contact Lee Shields by email: reachout@centreforinquiry.ca

Meaning without a Maker?

Meaning without a Maker?

Sunday,  May 1
7:00 PM

Ottawa Little Theatre
400 King Edward Ave., Ottawa, ON

Dig & Delve, Centre for Inquiry Canada, and Ravi Zacharias International Ministries jointly present a public dialogue between a Christian and an atheist regarding the universal search for meaning.

Admission is free; donations will be accepted at the event to help defray expenses.

You can also donate directly to CFIC to support this event:

Space is limited – please sign up at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dig-delve-dialogue-meaning-without-a-maker-tickets-24114286480 to reserve your spot.

 

The Speakers

Dr. Os Guinness is an author and social critic. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford. http://www.osguinness.com

Dr. Christopher DiCarlo is a philosopher, educator, and author. He currently teaches in the Faculties of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. He also teaches at Sheridan College in Brampton and Oakville, ON. http://www.cdicarlo.com

Space is limited; to ensure your spot, please click here to pre-register.

Round Table

Round Tables are monthly discussion groups, with a different topic each time. They are standardly on the second Monday of the month, usually at The Bunkhouse restaurant at 2777 KLO Rd, Kelowna.

There is no Round Table discussion in November. Please check back for details on the next event.

 

 

 

Café Inquiry: Prostitution

Instead of a speaker, for this month’s Café Inquiry, we will watch the National Film Board documentary about prostitution laws in Canada, Buying Sex, and then chat afterwards.

“Following the recent acts of violence and murder of street prostitutes across Canada, the Ontario Superior Court struck down the laws regulating prostitution, sparking legal appeals and contentious debate. Buying Sex brilliantly zeroes in on two radically different visions at the heart of these debates through the stories of those who have most at stake: the buyers and sellers of sex. Sex workers who successfully challenged the laws argue for a model of decriminalization, a capitalist free market of consensual sellers and buyers. Another group calls for zero tolerance that would criminalize the buyers, arguing that street prostitutes are overwhelmingly poor, gendered and racialized. As an appeal wends its way through the courts, the film travels to New Zealand and Sweden, two countries that have adopted these models, and uncovers some surprising and unexpected results. Ultimately, the film asks the viewer to decide which vision would lead to a more just society.”
Lynne Fernie
http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/buying_sex

See the trailer of this 2013 film here: http://www.nfb.ca/film/buying_sex/

This screening is free for paid up CFI members; by donation to the general public.

The film will start at 7pm at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on Saturday 31st August.

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