Violence and the Human Condition
The dreadful events in Paris causes everybody to wonder where this violence came from and what led up to it? Sometimes different agendas get played out and people seize their chance to push a course – Rumsfeld in US after 9/11 used the occasion to go after Saddam Hussein; Marion Le Pen in France today is pushing a closed borders, ‘send them home policy’. Many of these ideologies are deeply rooted an anti Islam and there is a need for other voices to contribute to the debate. For this reasons the Loyola institute in Trinity are hosting an Interdisciplinary Symposium on “Violence and the human condition.” to bring the voices of poets, musicians, social scientists and theologians to the table. Miriam began by asking Dr. Con Casey who is speaking at the Symposium to explain more.
The Symposium will take place in the Loyola Institute Building in Trinity College Dublin. Cost is 20 euro including a light lunch. For more information go to www.tcd.ie/loyolainstitute/