At the annual meeting of the Modern Church Council in March, Prof Elaine Graham, Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Chester and Canon Theologian at Chester Cathedral, led a stimulating session on the changing face of faith in the public sphere.
The paper she presented, entitled Between a rock and a hard place: Negotiating religious voices in public places, drew on three case studies to examine what happens when religion erupts into public life and onto our streets, public buildings and our news media:
2016 Annual Conference of Modern Church
Performing the Faith: Shakespeare in the World
Shakespeare, the Theatre and Theology Today
11th July to 13th July 2016
at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts.
2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of England’s – some would say, the world’s – greatest playwright.
You are invited to a day conference
in honour of Marcus Borg,
led by Diana Butler Bass
Saturday 14 May 2016 10.30am – 4.00pm
at the Church at Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX
UPDATE: Canon Marianne Borg will join the conference for the day; she wishes to meet those who knew Marcus and welcomed him here in the UK.
You can get involved with Modern Church in three ways:
Modern Believing is the journal of Modern Church. It publishes articles in theology and related disciplines to promote theological liberalism.
Published quarterly by Liverpool University Press and indexed in the ATLA religion database.
Editor: Revd Dr Steven Shakespeare
Reviews Editor: Revd Dr Michael Brierley
Assistant Editor: Revd Anthony Freeman
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