University of Birmingham

Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?

November 15, 2018 at 7.30 / Avon Room, University Centre

Different faith perspectives on one of life’s big questions

University of Birmingham

Christian, Muslim, and Sikh speakers explore the concepts and assumptions that underlie each religion, and how these lead to differing worldviews. Inspired by the diversity of our city, this Veritas Forum will engage in rigorous, respectful, and honest debate about how three of our major faith groups answer some of life’s most challenging questions. Our starting point will be the question of why good people do bad things, on which all three religions have a very different perspective. There will be opportunity for Q&A with the audience.

Speakers will include Revd Dr Jeremy Kidwell (University of Birmingham), and Imam Nasir Zameer (Abrahamic Foundation Smethwick). The event will be moderated by Revd Jessica Foster (Church of England / Near Neighbours). This event follows the success of our inaugural University of Birmingham Veritas Forum event in March 2017, which tackled questions of science and truth from a Christian perspective.

Please contact if you have any questions.

RSVP on Eventbrite


Jeremy Kidwell

Lecturer in Theological Ethics

University of Birmingham

Jessica Foster

Church of England / Near Neighbours
University of Birmingham