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Religion and the (de)criminalization of drugs

Religion and the (de)criminalization of drugs
170 St George Street
Time: Mar 21st, 9:00 am End: Mar 21st, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Sociology (FAS), Science/Technology, Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Humanities, History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Ethics, Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000
RPS Community Research Workshop with various speakers, including Paul Christopher Webster and Daniel Werb

 

The Department for the Study of Religion presents:

Paul Christopher Webster (writer on drug addiction, prohibition and politics), Daniel Werb (BC Centre for Excellence Addiction and Urban Health Research Initiative, and International Centre for Science in Drug Policy), Walter Cavalieri (Director, Canadian Harm Reduction Network), Donald MacPherson, and others.

 Religion and the (de)criminalization of drugs

How does religion shape public opinion about the (de)criminalization of drugs in and beyond Canada? What does Canada’s increasing religious diversity do to this debate? And how does religion frame arguments for or against the decriminalization of drugs, both in Canada and elsewhere? This special focus on decriminalization allows discussion and assessment of the influence that religion exerts over processes of criminalization and the implementation of punitive policies.

Presenters include: Paul Christopher Webster (writer on drug addiction, prohibition and politics), Daniel Werb (BC Centre for Excellence Addiction and Urban Health Research Initiative, and International Centre for Science in Drug Policy), Walter Cavalieri (Director, Canadian Harm Reduction Network), Donald MacPherson (Director, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition)

Attendance is free, but places are limited and registration is required. For more details and online registration please visit rpsworkshop.eventbrite.ca.

 


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