Public Square slideshow

Theology in the public square

Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th July 2019

at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts


Chair: Canon Prof Elaine Graham, Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Chester

Chaplain: Revd Ruth Fitter, vicar of St Paul and St Stephen’s, Gloucester


This conference will address the relationships of religion and public life - the role and impact of faith in culture, economics, media, community organising and public policy. Speakers and workshops will explore questions of church and politics, secular vocations for lay people, grass-roots campaigning and representations of religion in popular culture, considering the challenges of engaging ethically and strategically with the media.

As the UK is expected to cease its membership of the EU in March 2019, Jonathan Draper, General Secretary of Modern Church, will consider the prospects of this historic event for the future of public theology in the UK.

Sessions and speakers (subject to change):


SAVE THE DATE: Booking available soon - watch this space.

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