Upcoming Events for Centre for Religion in Society

Semester 2 2022 These events are open to everyone and are free

Wed 9th Feb, 4-5pm: Dr Sharon Jagger: ‘Symbolic Violence and Women Priests in the Church of England: Are There Parallels with Domestic Violence?’ Room on campus – CD006

Thurs 17th Feb, 6-7pm: ‘In Conversation’ with Rev. Jarel Robinson-Brown author of Black, Gay, British, Christian, Queer – hybrid event for LGBT History Month, DeGrey lecture theatre (DG017), book free tickets on Eventbrite here.

Thurs 24th Feb, 6-7pm: Prof. Esther McIntosh Inaugural Lecture ‘The Personal is Still Political: Towards a Trans-Inclusive Feminist Theology’, Creative Centre followed by drinks reception, book free tickets on Eventbrite here.

Wed 2nd March, 5-6pm: ‘In Conversation’ with Jared Stacy online webinar – Discussion about QAnon, conspiracy theories and White evangelical nationalism in the US. Book your free ticket on Eventbrite here.

Wed 9th March, 5-6pm: Forgive us our Fat: Christianity and the Struggle to Resist Sizeism. Online event with Professor Hannah Bacon. Book free tickets on Eventbrite here.

Wed 23rd March, 4-5pm: Dr Tim Middleton ‘The Anthropocene, Christ and Deep Time’ De Grey Lecture Theatre (DG017). This event is hybrid and will also be available to join online. Book free tickets on Eventbrite here.

Wed 30th March, 4-5pm: Prof. Pauline Kollontai ‘Human Rights: Concepts and Discourses in Judaism and Contemporary Israeli Law’. Room on campus CD006

Wed 27th April, 4-5pm: Bidi Broderick on her PhD research on African witchcraft in London. Room on campus CD103.

Wed 4th May, 4-5pm: Prof. George Chryssides ‘Successful Prophecy? Jehovah’s Witnesses and Covid-19′. Room on campus CD006.

 Wed 11 May, 4-5pm: Dr Chris Kirkland (Politics Research Seminar). Room on campus CD006.

Wed 18th May, 4-5pm: Rev Mark Aloysius SJ on Hannah Arendt and Augustine. Room on campus CD006.

Wed 25th May, 5-6pm Politics and International Relations Masters by Research Showcase. Room on campus CD006. 

Previous events

Wed 26th January, 4-5pm: Dr Sam Jarvis & Dr Vicky Nesfield:  ‘Holocaust Memorial Day: What Does “Never Again” Mean?’ Room on campus – CD006

Semester 1 2021-2 These events are open to everyone and are free

Wednesday 20th October 4pm to 5pm, room CD103

Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Dr Ayla Göl

What lessons can the International Community learn from its failure in Afghanistan?

Wednesday 27th October 4pm to 5pm, room CD103

Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion, Dr James Lorenz:

Andrei Tarkovsky’s Contemplative Cinema as Theological Attentiveness.

This presentation will consider the unique form and style of Tarkovsky’s filmmaking, suggesting that his cinema manifests an attentive and contemplative gaze, which – at its furthest extension – can become a form of prayer. In doing so, Tarkovsky reveals a certain theological power of film as an artistic medium.

Wednesday 10th November 4pm to 5pm, room CD103

Lecturer in Religion, Dr Vicky Nesfield

Holocaust Memory in the Shadow of Communism: Sighet, Romania
The Jewish community of Transylvania, present day Romania, was catastrophically impacted by the Holocaust, a history most famously told by Elie Wiesel, who was among those deported from his home in Sighet to Auschwitz-Birkenau. This presentation will discuss an ongoing research collaboration with the Curator of Elie Wiesel Memorial Houset, on how Holocaust memory in Romania is complicated by decades of Communism, Holocaust denial, the dominance of the Orthodox Church, and finally, Romania’s EU membership.

Wednesday 24th November 6.30 to 7.30pm, online event

Is God Northern?

Is there such a thing as Northern Christianity in England? Can we think of God as northern and working-class?

Join us for an online discussion with researchers Elli Wort and Nigel Rooms and stand-up poet Kate Fox on 24th November, 6.30pm. This is a free webinar and everyone is welcome. Click here for free registration.

Wednesday 8th December 4pm to 5pm, room CD103

Professor of Practical and Empirical Theology, Prof Andrew Village

The Complexities of Stewardship: Reflections of a Reconstituted Birdman

“Stewardship” is a notion often used in the Christian tradition to interpret human relationships with planet earth. In this talk I report some of my empirical findings among churchgoers that support the importance of stewardship as a theological idea, but then use my own experience as a former (and recently renewed) ornithologist to problematize this idea. Is it time to stop pretending?

Tuesday 14th December, 5pm, online event

Building Inclusive Communities

Is it possible for everyone to experience a sense of belonging? Why is there an increasing sense of exclusion in many sectors of society? What might it take for us to create inclusive communities? This webinar addresses these questions from various perspectives to highlight instances of exclusion in global development paradigms, in our institutions and in everyday community experiences. This is a free webinar and everyone is welcome. For tickets, click here.

All welcome. All events are free to attend.