Category - Religion

  • 21 Apr 2012

    A radical religion scholar from Canada is coming to Britain this week, to contribute to developing debates about the place of religion in public life.

  • 21 Apr 2012

    Belief in God is slowly declining in most countries around the world, but persists or grows most in developing countries and Catholic societies.

  • 20 Apr 2012

    Professor Naomi Goldenberg, from the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa, is visiting Britain this coming week (21 – 28 April 2012) to give public and university addresses in Stirling, Aberdeen and London.

  • 14 Apr 2012

    As he travels around the world presenting his film 'The Mill and the Cross', Polish director Lech Majewski finds himself discussing its religious themes.

  • 14 Apr 2012

    This morning (14 April 2012) I will be appearing on BBC Radio Scotland's Saturday AM news programme at around 8.50am to discuss the origins and shape of morality with secular humanist scientist Profes

  • 10 Apr 2012

    When governments are displaced they can persist within contemporary states as ‘religions’ that maintain their patriarchal origins and character, says Professor Naomi Goldenberg. Since women’s challenges to male domination have only met with some success in recent times within fairly contemporary forms of statecraft, if earlier states known as ‘religions’ are allowed too much authority over domains such as ‘the family’ or ‘the home,’ women will be the losers, she argues.

  • 6 Apr 2012

    Religion scholar Professor Naomi Goldenberg, who is visiting Britain in April 2012, here outlines her hypothesis that religions can be productively thought of as 'vestigial states'. She considers this to be one way of de-essentialising, demystifying and deconstructing the category of 'religion'.

  • 28 Mar 2012

    A one day conference is taking place on Wednesday 28 March 2012 in Kingston, west London, from 9am to 5.30pm. Some 80 people, including academics and researchers, are participating.

  • 17 Feb 2012

    Richard Dawkins' oft-publicised arguments about beliefs rest on classificatory dividing lines between ‘religion’ and ‘science’, ‘faith’ and ‘secular’ reason. In his passionate rebuttal, Dr Timothy Fitzgerald suggests that, contrary to popular perception, the armies of generalities so deployed have little meaningful content, but instead serve to legitimate rhetorical positions behind which lie the framework of liberal capitalist ideology derived from colonialism.

  • 14 Feb 2012