Churches, Communities & Society

Public Negotiations and Interventions

25-26 October 2013

The University of Manchester, UK

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT:

In contemporary British society, Christian religion refuses to stay in its place. Unruly, it is established in some places (England, Scotland) and yet in all places numerically in decline; public, and yet caught off guard by an Occupy movement; suborned, and yet capable of protest; lordly, and yet attempting to represent the common good; proactively interfaith, and yet caught up in its own internal concerns; national, yet present in very different ways in city and country. This two-day conference explores some of the issues, concerns and contradictions generated by this remarkable state of affairs. It does so from a variety of perspectives: theological, ethical, and social.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

(more to be announced)

– Philip Lewis (Bradford)

– Alison Milbank (Nottingham)

– Stephen Platten (Wakefield)

– Melissa Raphael (Gloucestershire)

– William Whyte (Oxford)

For more information:

http://religionandcivilsociety.com/churches-communities-society/

Booking will open on 1st February 2013.