2009 Seminar Series on 'Faith, Secularism and Public Policy', funded by the Economic and Social Research Council
This series of six monthly seminars seeks to make a contribution to understanding how new models of civil society might be constructed in the light of the changing, contested and enduring role of religion in public life. Designed to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in the field of religion and civil society, the series aims to identify some of the key intellectual and political dimensions of the current debate of faith in public life and to map the territory of future policy and practice. For further details of the programme click here
- Ferguson lecture 2007: Thursday, October 18th, 5.00pm: Dr. Anthony Reddie, Queen's Foundation, Birmingham (Dr. Reddie is author of "Dramatizing
Theologies: A Participative Approach to Black God-Talk" (Equinox, 2006), "Black Theology in Transatlantic Dialogue" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and co-editor with Michael Jagessar of "Black Theology in Britain: a Reader" (2007).
- MCPT Seminar Series 2007
MCPT's launch conference, sponsored by the Northwest Development Agency, took place in May 2004. The conference was intentionally designed as a conversation between those working within academic and research-based contexts, and those involved in local community campaigns in various parts of Manchester. Despite their different locations, all participants shared a common concern: the relationship between faith-based organizations and the values, motivations and resources vital for fuelling community regeneration - the possibilities for 'religious capital' to assist in the process of overcoming the obstacles of economic decline and social exclusion experienced by many urban communities over the past generation. This report brings together the various voices and perspectives on that question.