politics and religion

  • December 8, 2017

    On 28 November 2017, former Liberal Democrat party leader Tim Farron gave a much commented upon lecture for the think-tank Theos, entitled ‘What Kind of Liberal Society Do We Want?’ It is available

  • June 19, 2013

    Politicians and Methodists will debate the question, 'Do we have faith in the future of politics?' during this year's annual Methodist Conference in London.

  • September 2, 2011

    The recent disturbances in England show that fundamental issues concerning the legitimation of government, social justice, and societal stability need to be addressed ever more urgently, says Professor Richard Roberts. He argues that scholars of religion should not simply remain reluctant but paid tools of an industrialised system of defective socialisation that initiates students into informed passivity, but rather the source of a truly critical discourse that broadens the imagination and enhances personal agency.

  • January 14, 2008

    World expert of political Islam, Prof.Olivier Roy (EHESS, Paris), who will speak on: "Secularization and Fundamentalism: two faces of the same coin?"

  • July 14, 2007

    An easy assumption that religion is less dangerous when it is 'less religious' is wrong, says Simon Barrow. As an article in the International Herald Tribune points out, the path from death to life is found within as well as beyond each tradition.