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Come and share your experiences of social activism and religious conviction at a series of workshops in which we will ask: what does it mean to be a religious person today, to think about religion, in an unjust world?
At Theology and Exclusion and Faith and Social Activism – Friday the 27th and Saturday 28thMarch 2015 - we’re going to try and bring these two together - our concern for environmental degradation, subsistence wages, the repression of ethnic minorities and national identity, the suppression of disabled people and the testimony of those who say ‘another world is possible.’
As well as leading public theologians, MP’s and activists, Faith and Social Activism wants to hear from you. We’re organising three workshops – one on Charities, one on Environmental campaigning and one of Inter-faith work – so that we can learn from your experiences.
Lead by respective experts in each field (Niall Cooper, Director of Church Action on Poverty, Kieran Turner-Dave prospective Green Party parliamentary candidate for Manchester Central and Haifaa Jawad Head of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Birmingham and Marigold Bentley of the Quakers respectively) these workshops will focus on the relationship between religious life and political life.
Religious communities bear witness to another reality in negotiation with the present, what has this looked like for you?
These days will follow Hegel (Day 1); leading onto theological reflections on exclusion (Day 2) and the engagement between faith and social activism (Day 3) as advertised above.
For further information, including speakers, call for papers (Theology and Exclusion, Day 2), and registration please use the links at the top of the page. And for the Lincoln Theological Institute, including past events, please click here.
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