centre for theology and public issues

  • 18 Nov 2014

    A public roundtable discussion of 'Scotland: Our Visions and Divisions', chaired by Allan Little (BBC), will take place on Wednesday 19th November, 6:00pm – 7:15pm in the Martin Hall, New College, the University of Edinburgh, EH1 2LX (followed by a reception in the Rainy Hall).

  • 5 May 2014

    Theologian and Anglican clergyman Sam Wells, who among other things is a specialist on the writings and thought of doyen Anabaptist-oriented public intellectual Stanley Hauerwas, has worked with Marcia Owen in the practical Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham (RCND) in the USA, as well as on a stimulating book called Living Without Enemies: Being Present in the Midst of Violence (InterVarsity Press, 2011).

  • 20 Aug 2013

    Authors from the Very Short Introductions series are giving short talks and answering questions at Blackwells Bookshop, 53-59 South Bridge, Edinburgh, tonight (Tuesday 20 August starting at 6.00 pm).

  • 16 Aug 2013

    In recent years, practitioners engaged in the fields of mediation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding have begun to explore the role arts can play in helping communities to move from protracted conflict to just and sustainable peace. Theodora Hawksley reports on a significant research project in the area revolving around the potential and actual role of religion.

  • 14 Aug 2013

    Journalism has acquired a dubious reputation in recent years, not least as a result of the misbehaviour of large media corporations.

  • 12 Aug 2013

    Religion and the News is the title of a book published at the end of last year (2012), co-edited by Professor Jolyon Mitchell, who is taking part in tonight's 'Faith and the Media' conversation at St John's Church, Edinburgh, 6-7.30pm, as part of Just Festival.

  • 9 Aug 2013

    On Tuesday 13 August, Thania Acaron will respond in dance to Pacheco's 'Memoria Roubada', followed by a discussion which will be led by Jolyon Mitchell, Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion, University of Edinburgh and co-ordinator of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues.

  • 9 Aug 2013

    'Arts at the Heart of Change' is the theme of a conversation taking place on Friday 9th August in the hall at St John's Church, from 6-7.30pm, as part of Just Festival.

  • 5 Aug 2013

    Twenty years ago, many public commentators believed that religion was dead, or at least 'on the way out'. How wrong that proved. Simon Barrow looks at how the conversation about faith is deepening and broadening in the face of growing religious and non-religious diversity.

  • 5 Aug 2013

    The lines in the John Lennon song are famous by now: "Imagine there's no religion... it's easy if you try..." But is it, and what would it mean?