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    #LSEreligionLecture: “The West has two approaches available: ‘religious rights’ or ‘religious toleration’ ” – John Milbank

#LSEreligionLecture: “The West has two approaches available: ‘religious rights’ or ‘religious toleration’ ” – John Milbank

In February, John Milbank gave a lecture at LSE entitled The End of Religious Freedom and the Return of Religious Influence as part of LSE’s Religion and the Public sphere lecture series. Here, Jacob Phillips reviews the event.

After the General Election, spare a thought for those theologians who learned their craft in the shadow of John Milbank. Milbank’s name is inseparable from a set of […]

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    #LSEreligionLecture: “We need to re-imagine understandings of the British identity” – Tariq Modood

#LSEreligionLecture: “We need to re-imagine understandings of the British identity” – Tariq Modood

In October, Tariq Modood gave a lecture at LSE entitled Equality for Secular Belief and Minority Faiths? Reflections on the Commission on Religion in British Public Life as part of LSE’s Religion and the Public sphere lecture series. Here, Afiqah Binti Zainal reviews the event.

The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life (CORAB) was convened in 2013 by the Woolf Institute of Cambridge […]

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    #LSEreligion Lecture: “By excluding religion from public discourse we lose a richness of language and the vocabulary of searching and seeking” – Charles Taylor

#LSEreligion Lecture: “By excluding religion from public discourse we lose a richness of language and the vocabulary of searching and seeking” – Charles Taylor

In December, Charles Taylor and Craig Calhoun were in dialogue at the LSE Faith Centre talking on The Future of Faith. Here, David Shaw reviews the event.

Charles Taylor is a world renowned thinker and prolific writer on the philosophy and sociology of religion, and so it was no surprise that the Faith Centre was completely full for this event […]

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    #LSEreligion Lecture: “Saying that we have to live together is not enough” – Tariq Ramadan

#LSEreligion Lecture: “Saying that we have to live together is not enough” – Tariq Ramadan

Earlier this month, Professor Tariq Ramadan gave a lecture at LSE entitled Equal Rights and Equal Dignity of Human Beings as part of LSE’s Religion and the Public sphere lecture series. Here, ISoc President Mahmoudat Sanni-Oba reviews the lecture. A secular public sphere, Ramadan argues, must foster diversity and should be informed by – amongst other things – religion. Toleration isn’t enough; to really […]

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    #LSEreligion Lecture: “The state should not hold citizens’ values to account” – Gwen Griffith-Dickson

#LSEreligion Lecture: “The state should not hold citizens’ values to account” – Gwen Griffith-Dickson

In May, Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson gave a lecture at LSE entitled ‘Religion, Security and Strategy: An Unholy Trinity?’ as part of LSE’s Religion and the Public sphere lecture series.  In the lecture, Griffith-Dickson explored how it is in issues relating to ‘religious extremism’ where the traditional boundaries between religion and state are breaking down. Michael Livesey writes that her talk serves as […]

#LSEreligion Lecture: Five minutes with Charles Taylor

In December, the Canadian philosopher Professor Charles Taylor gave a lecture at LSE entitled Democracy, Diversity, Religion as part of LSE’s Religion and the Public sphere lecture series. During his visit, Sonali Campion spoke to him about democracy’s inbuilt weaknesses, and how European governments need to resist veering towards exclusion in responding to the challenges posed by the Paris attacks and ISIS.

With the […]