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How To Be Good: Gurus, Gods and Guidance

23 Sep - 21 Oct
For centuries, religious teachings have given guidance to believers on finding a virtuous path through life. But the modern world has thrown up challenges to these age old moral codes which question their relevance today.

In the absence of commandments carved in stone, or dictated direct from the divine, where will we look to for guidance on life’s burning questions? From abortion to gay marriage, we explore the issues which clash with religious teaching, and hear from believers and non-believers on how they find a sense of morality in the modern world.

Our partner orchestra for Belief and Beyond Belief festival is the London Philharmonic Orchestra. They explore these themes alongside other concerts from the Southbank Centre programme.

Concerts to be announced in January 2017.

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23 Sep

Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
23 Sep
Hear from religious leaders, writers and philosopher on where we should look for moral guidance
Literature
Religion & Beliefs
23 Sep
Join talks and debates on religion, spirituality, belief and the world
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
23 Sep
Hear this debate on the moral, spiritual and legal issues of abortion
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
23 Sep
Hear the differing voices on the key issue of same-sex marriage rights in this debate
Talks & Topics
Religion & Beliefs
23 Sep
Discover how science enhances our understanding of whether human beings are innately good
Talks & Topics
Religion & Beliefs
23 Sep
Discuss the differences and similarities within religions
Talks & Topics
Religion & Beliefs
23 Sep
Are we ready to move past the ideas of good and evil?

This Saturday come and hear from writers, faith and community leaders, academics and scientists on How To Be Good: Gurus, Gods and Guidance

Day Pass: £15 / £7.50 concessions

 

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explore our themes

This festival is comprised of a series of themes, find out more about them below.