The Use of Place in Opening Up Dialogue

by Canon Dr Andrew Smith ‘So, remind me why we’re driving to Cornwall in a minibus to look at a muddy field …’ An obvious comment when you’re in a minibus heading down the M5 in the rain. The answer from the vicar might not be the one most people expect, ‘It’s my special place, … Continue reading “The Use of Place in Opening Up Dialogue”

Loving the election?

This article was originally written for the Church Urban Fund blog and published there on May 9, 2017.

Cadbury Centre Honorary Fellow Dr Heather Buckingham writes about the General Election campaign. While the election seems to be dominated by fear, Buckingham suggests that it can be approached in a different way, loving, rather than fearful.

Easter eggs and the hollowness of religious illiteracy

This article was first published in the University of Birmingham’s Perspectives on 13 April 2017.

“The instinct to remove religious words and imagery from the public square reflects a foundational strand of some liberal thought and an aspiration to secure a kind of civic neutrality between competing conceptions of value.”

Non-religious Britons and Canadians perceive a conflict between science and religion

This article was originally published in the NSRN Blog on April 6, 2017.

Honorary Fellow Rebecca Catto draws upon findings from sociological research to illustrate the observation that non-religious people in Canada and the UK appear to be the most likely to perceive a necessary clash between science and religion.