Famed atheist and essayist Christopher Hitchens wrote, “Religion is part of the human make-up. It’s also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy.” In the same work he also calls religion a man-made wish that poisons everything. So which is it? Does religion build communities or tear them down? And must religion always be positioned in an all or nothing framework?
All proceeds will go to the development of Knox Community Arts Centre.
Opening the event is Antiphony, a Winnipeg based self directed a cappella ensemble, performing a piece composed by Matthew Patton. Chimwemwe Undi will also provide a short performance prior to this event.
- General admission: $15
- Students (with valid ID): $10
- May 7, 2015
- 6:00 pm
- Knox Presbyterian Church, 227 Elgin Street, Ottawa