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Arts and Law at the Community Festival 2017

Arts and Law at the Community Festival 2017
Description
Report on a series of lectures, workshops and musical performances.
Date:
11/06/2017

The Annual Walter J. Hollenweger Lecture 2017: The Spirit of the Atonement: Pentecostal Challenges to the Christian Tradition

The Annual Walter J. Hollenweger Lecture 2017: The Spirit of the Atonement: Pentecostal Challenges to the Christian Tradition
Description
Professor Steven M. Studebaker (McMaster Divinity College, Ontario, Canada) came to the University of Birmingham on 6 June 2017 to deliver a lecture in honour of Walter J. Hollenweger.
Date:
09/06/2017

Imperial nostalgia, aesthetics, and the contemporary 'everyday': thoughts on Everyday Empires and selective historical memory

Description
Rob Fitt (MA, Modern and Contemporary History) reflects on BRIHC's recent Everyday Empires conference from down the pub.
Date:
09/06/2017

Resilience, religion and laughter after the London attack and Manchester bombing

Resilience, religion and laughter after the London attack and Manchester bombing
Description
Dr Katherine Brown on how the two most recent terrorist attacks in the UK have raised significant questions around how society and communities should respond.
Date:
09/06/2017

This is how Islamist radicalisation actually happens

This is how Islamist radicalisation actually happens
Description
Dr Katherine Brown (Department of Theology & Religion) writes for The Independent.
Date:
09/06/2017

Professor Cesari discusses the rise of ethnographic-nationalism and the future of liberal democracy

Professor Cesari discusses the rise of ethnographic-nationalism and the future of liberal democracy
Description
Professor Jocelyne Cesari, Director of Research of the Edward Cadbury Centre, discusses the rise of ethnonationalism and the future of liberal democracy, as part of a foreign policy workshop organized by the Council of Foreign Relations in the United States.
Date:
09/06/2017

Reporting a terrorist attack: 24 hours of news reports

Reporting a terrorist attack: 24 hours of news reports
Description
Read the latest blogpost by Professor Susan Hunston.
Date:
08/06/2017

Why Pope Francis and Donald Trump are "the oddest pope-president pairing in history"

Why Pope Francis and Donald Trump are "the oddest pope-president pairing in history"
Description
Professor Candida Moss (Distinguished Honorary Fellow at The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion) writes in Politico.
Date:
07/06/2017

Islamophobia and causes of terrorism must be part of awkward conversations after London Bridge attack

Islamophobia and causes of terrorism must be part of awkward conversations after London Bridge attack
Description
Dr Katherine Brown (Theology and Religion) and Dr Chris Allen (Social Policy) write for The Conversation.
Date:
07/06/2017

The Cadbury Lectures 2017: Heavenly bodies: resurrecting perfection in the New Testament and early church

Description
Report and videos from the 2017 Edward Cadbury Lectures, given by Professor Candida Moss (University of Notre Dame).
Date:
07/06/2017
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