Theme for 2010 lectures
'Religion and Politics - The Role of the Church in Contemporary
2010 should prove to be an interesting year in terms of party
politics, with many suggesting we could witness the closest fought
election for decades. Whether a coalition or a single party is
victorious, all agree we are facing significant political challenge
as we move into the second decade of the 21st century. The economy,
the environment, ideologies and the challenge of fundamentalism,
the politics of fear, global communication- these are just some of
the issues. The St Wilfrid lectures for 2010 will look to address
these and other themes and reflect on the extent to which religion
and politics converse.
Bishop James Jones- Bishop of Liverpool 'My Kingdom is not
of this world'- Really?
Professor Roger Trigg- Academic Director of the Centre for the
Study of Religion in Public Life, Kellogg College, University of
Oxford Does 'Equality' Override Religious Freedom?
Ruth Gledhill- The Times, Religion Correspondent Don't Shoot
Me I'm Just The Messenger: Media, Church, State and
Aaqil Ahmed- BBC Commissioning Editor Religion, Politics and
Baroness Estelle Morris- House of Lords The Church, the
State and our Schools: is it a relationship that can still
Rabbi Dr Tony Bayfield- Head of the Reform Synagogues of Great
Britain Politically Engaged Religion: Faith in the Public