Rediscovering Our Moral Compass: with Amin Maalouf

A Live-Streamed Conversation

How can we rediscover human solidarity when the world feels like it has lost its way? The European Union is under extreme strain, the US has lost its moral credibility, and the world is so divided that it seems unable to address global threats to the environment and our health.

In this event, two leading thinkers discuss potential solutions to the world’s moral identity crisis. Born in Beirut, Amin Maalouf is one of the Arab world’s most respected writers and winner of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. His fifth novel, The Rock of Tanios, won the prestigious Prix Goncourt while his latest non-fiction book is Adrift: How the World Lost Its Way. Rabbi Sacks was about to launch the US version of his book, Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times.

Together they held an an invigorating discussion about how a divided world might rediscover a shared humanity, chaired by former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway. Part of the 2020 Edinburgh International Book Festival Online (EdBookFest), streamed live on 28th August, 2020.