by Professor Francis Davis The other day, the Bishop of Durham expressed concerns that for poor families the time lag between applying for social security payments and receiving them is so great that hardship is enhanced. As though listening the government announced that the roll out of its flagship Universal Credit scheme was being … Continue reading “The Bishop of Durham, The MP for Devizes and the Future of ‘Christian’ Social Welfare”
A version of this essay originally appeared on The Immanent Frame, a forum of the Social Science Research Council, as part of the project “Is this all there is,” curated by Courtney Bender and Nancy Levene. With the question “Is this all there is?”, my mind immediately went to the ’68 French student protest slogan “Under … Continue reading “Sous les pavés, la plage! – by Rebecca Catto”
Creating Constellations in the City As humans, we often want to create order and patterns out of objects that we see that have no real relation to each other. The constellations in the stars are the classic case. Stars that are many millions of light years apart, to our eyes look as if they form … Continue reading “50 Places of Worship, 13 miles, 1 city, Infinite Variety”
The Edward Cadbury Centre is delighted to announce that Mandip Sahota, Dr Simran Jeet Singh and Jasvir Singh joined the Centre as honorary fellows in our Sikh studies programme. They are brilliant additions to our team with expertise in academia, interfaith and global politics, and we look forward to working with them to enhance the … Continue reading “The debut of the British Sikh Report at 10 Downing Street”
Next week, a group of around 150 Sikh women and girls will take part in the Bradford 5K Race for Life to set a world record to try and inspire more people in their community to open up about cancer. Mandip Sahota, Edward Cadbury Centre Honorary Fellow, is hoping to break down taboos while making … Continue reading “150 Sikh women and girls will take part in the Bradford 5K Race for Life”
“Though she be but little, she is fierce!” -William Shakespeare On 20th March 2018 Edward Cadbury Centre welcomed Rev Dr Barbara Reynolds for an uplifting and inspiring open lecture at University of Birmingham. Dr Reynolds was speaking about the courage and resilience of Coretta Scott King, not just as the wife of Martin Luther King, … Continue reading “Rev Dr Barbara Reynolds: ‘Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy’ lecture”
by Dr Grace Milton, Research Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre In the UK, religious conversion is generally considered to be a private matter. Citizens have the legal right to hold and manifest religious beliefswithout fear of intervention or public criticism. However, there are occasions when conversion, and its associated rituals, become a matter of intense public … Continue reading “Asylum Seeker Conversions: misconceptions inherent in the public response”
Tanya Riches, Cadbury Centre Honorary Fellow, has been working with Aboriginal Christian leaders to celebrate NAIDOC week at Hillsong Conference 2017. Australia’s national week of celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture often collides with this gathering that draws over 25,000 Christians. This year, the conference had its first ever Acknowledgement of Country led … Continue reading “Tanya Riches worked with Aboriginal Christian leaders to celebrate NAIDOC week at Hillsong Conference 2017”
The Green family is behind Hobby Lobby, an American chain of arts and crafts stores, that agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts in early July 2017. Before it was known that Hobby Lobby was under federal investigation for its acquisition of antiquities, Professor Candida Moss interviewed Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby.
This is the fourth and last in a series of posts on Sikhism, written by Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies at the University of Birmingham.