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2009 Debate: "Religious Beliefs Are An Obstacle To Progress." Proposition: Leslie Morrison
(recent CE of INI), Dr J Barry (QUB Politics Dept) and Prof R Davidson
(psychologist). Opposition: Rev Chris Hudson (Elmwood Church), Dr L
Litvack (QUB English Dept) and Hassan Mansour (Islamic Centre). Chair:
Prof S Williams (Union Theological College). Photo and speeches
click here. For a poster click
here. The result: motion
carried by an overwhelming majority. 2008 Debate: "Belief in God is the Way to Peace." Click
here for posters for the 2008 debate. The motion was defeated by a clear
majority. Previous motions for debate: The State Should
Fund Only Religiously Neutral Schools, Life After Death
Is A Dangerous Myth, The Writings Of Moses Are Out Of Date Today and
Things Go Better With Religion. Click
here to see a poster for
the 2006 debate: "Without Religion, Marriage Is Meaningless". Click
here to see
short videos of the main speeches in the debate on religiously
segregated education. Click
for a poster for that debate.
Speakers and Chair for the 2010 Debate
L to R: Dawn Purvis MLA, Les Reid BHG, Audrey Simpson FPA, Steven Agnew (Chair), Hassan Mansour, Dr Leon Litvack (QUB), Jude Collins.
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