The Nottingham Confucius Institute

Public Talk- Philosophy and Religion: the role of each in our lives

Thursday 18th November 2021 (18:00-19:00)
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Join us to explore the role of philosophy and religion in our lives and where they may overlap or provide similar answers to problems.

This session will look into the purpose and benefits of philosophy with Daoism through Laozi, contrasting it with that of religion through Christianity. If, for instance, philosophy already teaches us many of the good principles taught in the Bible, what is the role of religion, and may it be fulfilled through philosophy?

Inspired men have taught both as philosophers and as religious leaders, including prophets. Come to understand more completely where each discipline stands and gain some new perspective on how they sit within a shared ethical framework.

Short bio of the speaker:

Manuel Parreno lived with his family in various countries as a student. He graduated at Brigham Young University-Hawaii with a minor in Chinese language and a BA in Political Science. He graduated with a three-year master’s degree in Chinese philosophy from Xiangtan University (2011-2014). Prior to moving to the UK Manuel worked as an intern in Brussels doing research and public relations at the EU Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and as an assistant in the management office of First Law International. In 2016 Manuel moved to the UK where he now lives with his family. He is founder of Embrace China Ltd., a company offering placements for teaching English in Hunan, China. Along with his love of China and for teaching, Manuel is also a speaker on Chinese philosophy, with publications in the Journal of Daoist Studies, Sinología Hispánica and China Studies Review. 


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