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Debate: Is Darwinian Evolution a Fact?

In an age of science and reason, novel questions are being raised about God, science and Darwinian evolution. This debate between Subboor Ahmad (iERA) and Aron Ra was hosted by the Hmanista of Houston (Texas, USA). From the discussion, you will learn: 1) The relationship between science and certainty 2) Why Darwinian Evolution is based […]

Video: Is Islam The Cause Or Solution To Extremism?

On Friday 16th Oct 2015, the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) held a cross-panel debate on the criminalisation of Islam and tackling extremism in London entitled, ‘The Big Question: Is Islam The Cause Or Solution To Extremism?’ The panel was chaired by Peter Oborne, the former Chief Political Commentator for The Telegraph and included: […]

VIDEO: The Big Question: Does Islam Clash With British Values?

On Friday 12th June 2015, iERA held its second ‘Don’t Hate, Debate!’ event on the compatibility of Islam and British values.’ After the successful launch of the ‘Don’t Hate, Debate!’ campaign, and the huge support for its inaugural ‘How Free is Speech?’ event in February, there was a big demand from the general public to […]

Can consciousness be best explained by God’s existence?

Saqib Ali
This presentation took place on Tuesday 4th March at the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Here, Hamza Andreas Tzortzis in this academic debate with Professor Peter Simons argues that current biological and philosophical explanations fail to explain consciousness comprehensively. Mr Tzortzis asserts that no matter if we found out everything about the brain and it’s […]

The BIG Debates: Islam or Atheism – Which Makes More Sense?

The Big Debates: Islam or Atheism – Which Makes More Sense? Lawrence Krauss & Hamza Tzortzis This debate sees Professor Lawrence M. Krauss, renowned cosmologist and Hamza Andreas Tzortzis, author, lecturer and intellectual activist explore this very interesting and thought provoking topic. Highlights: 00:00:24 : Introduction – Timothy Yusuf Chambers 00:06:30 : Opening Remarks – Hamza Tzortzis […]

Is Atheism or Islam More Rational?

Saqib Ali
The “Is Atheism or Islam More Rational?” debate was held in the USA at the University of Minnesota in November 2011. The debate was between Dan Barker, who is the author of “Godless” and the ex-director of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and one of the USA’s leading atheists, and Hamza Andreas Tzortzis.

Islam or Atheism? You Decide!

Saqib Ali
The “Islam or Atheism: You Decide!” debate was held in June 2010 at Friends House in London. The debate was between Dr. Ed. Buckner, the at the time President of American Atheists, and Hamza Andreas Tzortzis.

Can We Live Better Lives Without Religion?

Saqib Ali
The “Can We Live Better Lives Without Religion” debate was held in December 2010 at Imperial College London. The discussion involved Hamza Andreas Tzortzis and Dr. Peter Cave, who is the chair of the Humanist Philosophers at the British Humanist Association.