The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times
2-3 September 2019, New College, University of Edinburgh
Art, Conflict and Remembering: The murals of the Bogside artists
21 Aug - 3 Sept, New College, University of Edinburgh
The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama: Day Conference
Tuesday 8 January 2019, 10am. Keynote Speaker Professor Liam McIlvanney, University of Otago and author of 'The Quaker', winner of the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2018.
Book Panel: The Ethics of Everyday Life
The Ethics of Everyday Life (OUP) with Dr Michael Banner (Dean, Trinity College, University of Cambridge)
Book Launch: Chinese Public Theology by Alex Chow
On March 6, 2018, we will be launching Alexander Chow’s new book, Chinese Public Theology (Oxford University Press, 2018). The event is co-sponsored with the Centre for Theology and Public Issues and will be held in the Martin Hall, New College. It will include a discussion with Edmond Tang (University of Birmingham) and James Eglinton (University of Edinburgh). The event will be followed by a reception and is open to the public.
The Crossroads Before Us: Responding to the Rise of the Far Right
Far right movements have during the last few decades gained in momentum across the Western world. In this CTPI hosted event brings together a cross-disciplinary panel to discuss some of the underlying causes of this development, the rationale of these movements and possible means of resistance.
The Futures of Public Theology Conference
The conference, co-hosted by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI) and New College, at the University of Edinburgh, will chart possible trajectories for the futures of different aspects of public theology. We will partly be building on the legacy of Professor Duncan Forrester (1933-2016), and the conference will commence with a memorial service at Greyfriars Kirk.
Who is Normal? Disability and the Image of God
The 2017 St John’s Theology Symposium 2017 will look at the Christian understanding of the human person as created in the image of God and will be led by Professor John Swinton of Aberdeen University and Dr Medi Ann Volpe of Durham University.
Book Launch: George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues warmly invites you to the launch of Dr Linden Bicket's new book, George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination (Edinburgh University Press).
The Sue Innes Memorial Lecture: Dr Lesley Orr – ‘“To Build the New Jerusalem”: Women’s claims to equal citizenship in Scottish church and nation, c. 1918 – 45
Sue Innes Memorial Lecture serves to celebrate her life, including her commitment to encouraging women's and gender history - in and of Scotland. This year's speaker is Dr Lesley Orr.
Anti Trafficking Conference
The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to examine and promote current and developing understanding of contemporary issues related to human trafficking, from different contexts and perspectives.
‘More Slaves Today than at any Time in Human History’ Conference
ACTS Anti-Human Trafficking Group, The Albertus Institute and The Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI) at the University of Edinburgh are pleased to co-host this one day conference, exploring current issues related to human trafficking, from different contexts and perspectives.