Losing my religion! Letting Go of Religious Fundamentalism

For some, religion is an occasional duty; for others, it is an everyday quest. But what if the ones you love most disagree with your way of life? This lecture discusses the journey from religious fundamentalism to moderation, exploring what it means to be born in a fundamentalist community and to lose one’s faith. It combines philosophical and personal reflections on faith, doubt, and compromise. It is meant to inspire all of us wrestling with everyday differences and disagreements.

About dr. Élise Rouméas

Dr. Élise Rouméas is an Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy and the Programme Director at University College Fryslân, University of Groningen. Her research focuses on pluralism, compromise, and how to make collective decisions in the face of disagreement. At University College Fryslân, she teaches courses in ethics, political philosophy, and personal leadership.


  • Language: This lecture will be given in English
  • Time: Welcome with coffee/tea from 19:30
  • Lecture: 20:00 – 21:00
  • Location: De Beurs (Wirdumerdijk 34, Leeuwarden)