Inspired by our work, Philosophy Island Speaker Rhiannon Dragoone, who hosts philosophy discussions several times a week at her virtual campsite, has put together a special speaking event to feature an in-depth discussion of eminent Iranian philosopher Dr. Abdol Karim Soroush! #IranElection tweeple may remember him as the scholar who suggested the highest Islamic authorities in Iran could, if needed, move away from Qom to Najaf, Iraq, to preserve clerical autonomy.
Dr. Soroush is considered Iran’s most influential liberal Islamic thinker, and Second Life speaker Bryce Galbraith will be giving a presentation aimed both at those already interested in Dr. Soroush’s work, and those completely new to the subject. After the presentation, attendees can engage in group discussion and questions, so it’s sure to be a wonderful way to meet other people interested in Iran, or raise some awareness with those who may never have taken interest before!
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If you need assistance, please feel free to send an IM to RevMagdalen Kyrie or Sephir0t McMahn. Hope to see you there!