Religion and Atheism: Beyond the Divide

Date(s) - Tuesday, 9th May, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church University



12.00 noon -1.00       Participants who are able to arrive early are encouraged to meet and chat over lunch in the chapel. Tea, coffee and other drinks will be available, and you can either bring your own lunch or buy it at the Touchdown café or the Food Court.

1.00                Introduction – Jeremy Law

1.05-2.10       SESSION 1 – Tony Carroll: ‘How can dialogue between the religious and non-religious be fruitful?’

2.10-2.25       Tea/Coffee Break

2.25-3.35       SESSION 2 – Robin Gill and Richard Norman: ‘Shared values: How much common ground?’

3.35-3.50       Tea/Coffee Break

3.50-4.55       SESSION 3 Jeremy Law and Panel: ‘The dangers of certainty: Perspectives from different faith and belief traditions’

4.55-5.00       Conclusion – Neville Emslie


Religion and Atheism: Beyond the Divide is the title of a recent book co-edited by Anthony Carroll (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Theology at Heythrop College London and an Anglican priest who officiates at St Eanswythe’s, Folkestone) and Richard Norman (Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Kent and part-time teacher at Canterbury Christ Church University).  The book seeks to promote more constructive dialogue and debate between religious believers and non-believers. The aim of this workshop is to take that dialogue further, drawing on some of the contributions to the book.

Robin Gill is Emeritus Professor of Applied Theology at the University of Kent and General Editor of the New Studies in Christian Ethics series. His most recent books include Sociological Theology, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (Ashgate, 2012) and A Textbook of Christian Ethics (4th edn, T&T Clark 2014).

This event is cosponsored by the Inter-faith Council of Canterbury Christ Church University.

Sorry parking is not available at Christ Church University, the nearest car park is Queningate, Lower Bridge Street, CT1 2HU.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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