NON-LAAG EVENT (Westminster Abbey inst): RELIGIOUS IDENTITY IN BRITAIN

  • November 6, 2013 · 6:00 PM

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ABOUT THIS EVENT

TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT RELIGIOUS IDENTITY IN BRITAIN


6th November 2013 at 6:00 pm, St Margaret’s Church


Free Event – Tickets available from

http://6nov-tellingthetruth.eventbrite.co.uk/


Drawing on findings from the £12m Religion and Society research programme, Professor Linda Woodhead will demonstrate how significantly religious identity has changed in Britain since the 1980s, explaining why new, fluid forms of identity now exist alongside stricter ‘mono-identities,’ and discussing the broader significance of these developments for politics and public life.


Linda Woodhead MBE, DD is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University. She researches religious change in the UK and worldwide. Between 2007 and 2013 she was Director of the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme, a £12m research investment which embraced75 separate projects. She devised and organises the Westminster Faith Debates with Charles Clarke. Her books include Everyday Lived Islam in Europe, Religion and Change in Modern Britain, A Sociology of Religious Emotions, An Introduction to Christianity and The Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality.

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  • Jason

    For those that couldn't make it I just posted a write up of this event in the discussion forums at
    http://www.meetup.com/London-Atheist-Activist-Group-friendly-community/messages/boards/thread/39451392/0#[masked]

    November 7, 2013

  • Erin N.

    oops...sorry James, i didn't see this till after and on my way home.

    November 6, 2013

    • Georgi L.

      Oh what a shame we missed each other, as the group went out for drinks afterwards...

      November 7, 2013

    • Jason

      Hi Erin. Those guys were must have been extremely large and obscured you from view completely. Really sorry to have missed you.

      November 7, 2013

  • Georgi L.

    I was creeped out going into a church, but an excellent talk from the sociologist. But typical ly, the priest (or whatever flavour of religious crossdresser he was), tried to get in on the act and claimed all the poppies laid outside in remembrance were left by people affirming their Xtianity. Yeah right, of course they are. (At the Q&A I was so tempted to ask how he could take himself seriously in that ridiculous and pompous get up...but I refrained. Don't know why, would have been a great test of xtain self proclaimed 'grace' etc etc. Maybe next time! ;-))

    November 7, 2013

    • Adrian

      I get creeped out by churches and especially ones with clergy in. I don't think I would have fared well there! I would certainly have said all the things you thought of and probably have gone 'too far' for 'some people'.

      November 7, 2013

  • Fiona W.

    Sorry I wasn't up to it in the end. I do hope those of you who went will give the rest of us a report

    November 6, 2013

    • Georgi L.

      Hope you're feeling better Fiona. It was very good, but there are some other interesting ones coming up that I'll put on our board...

      November 7, 2013

  • James O' S.

    Am inside. if people are here let me know.

    November 6, 2013

  • Fiona W.

    It's in St Margaret's Church, not the Abbey. I booked some while ago but am not sure whether I'll be well enough yet to get to Westminster.

    November 4, 2013

    • Fiona W.

      But if we'd put it on they'd have said it was partisan, wouldn't they! If there's a reasonable Q&A session it might be an opportunity to talk to the opposition.

      1 · November 4, 2013

    • Adrian

      It could have been done somewhere neutral, like a swimming baths!

      November 4, 2013

  • Priscilla R.

    I will try to come along

    November 3, 2013

  • Georgi L.

    Don't forget you'll need to register with eventbrite for your ticket or you may not be allowed in. It's free, but you still need to register at the link given in the text above.

    October 29, 2013

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  • Georgi L.
    FOUNDER, ORGANISER, cat herding faith virus boghossinator, Co-Organizer
  • Jason
    ORGANISER. Tetris-tastic wordsmith
  • Cloe +1
    Initiation Organiser ;-) Charlie Sheen, Horny Devil, Shots Queen
  • Erin N.
    Aaaasome Queen of woo (reformed!)
  • Andre
    Tee-total whimsy
  • Fiona W.
    Premium LAAGer!

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