Is it reasonable to believe there is a God?

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7pm to 9pm

Prof Krauss will discuss this important question with Rory Shiner.

Each speaker will deliver a keynote presentation. Then there will be a moderated discussion, followed by questions from the floor.

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Perth Town Hall

Opened in 1870, the Perth Town Hall is the only convict-built capital city town hall in Australia.

A fine example of the Victorian Free Gothic style, it is located at the highest point of the City, at the corner of Hay and Barrack Streets.

An award-winning restoration, completed in 2005, made this stunning heritage building a well-equipped venue for performances, banquets, cocktail receptions, forums, weddings and community events and exhibitions


Prof Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence M. Krauss is a renowned cosmologist and science popularizer, and is Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. Hailed by Scientific American as a rare public intellectual, he is also the author of more than three hundred scientific publications and nine books, including the international bestseller, The Physics of Star Trek, and his most recent bestseller entitled A Universe from Nothing, now being translated into 20 languages.

Rory Shiner

Rory Shiner was born in Albany and has lived in Perth, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Sydney. He has studied English, anthropology and theology and is currently completing a PhD through the Ancient History Department at Macquarie University, NSW. Rory serves as a pastor at St Matthew's Anglican for their City Church and Unichurch International congregations and speaks regularly for City Bible Forum in Perth. Rory writes regularly for Christian magazines and journals on topics including theology, intellectual history and literature. In 2012, he published his first book, One Forever, through Matthias Media.