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In praise of the secular

Contrary to mid-twentieth century expectations, we are experiencing a global resurgence in religiosity. Religion has re-emerged as a political force in nearly every region and major world religion. Most of this religious revitalisation has taken place among fundamentalist movements, often in response to the inequalities and social destabilization of globalisation. It is particularly strong in the global south but is also seen in the culture wars within western democracies.

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Stephen Batchelor in Wellington

Stephen Batchelor will be giving a talk on Monday 27 February 2012 from 6pm at St Andrews on The Terrace in Wellington. The topic will be Being Completely Human – Buddhist Practice in a Post-Christian World.

In this talk, Stephen will offer some critical reflections on the secular transformation of Buddhism as it comes to terms with the challenges of globalisation and modernity.

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