Friday 21st October, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London
Keynote speaker: Professor Tariq Modood (University of Bristol)
10.05 Keynote – Prof Tariq Modood
11.00 Dr Erica Howard:
Offending religious feelings? Political rhetoric, freedom of expression and religious hate speech
11.40 Sandra Maurer
Beyond institutional walls: Minority Faith Networks on Campus
12.20 Céline Benoit
Re-imagining religion: the case of Birmingham
1.20 Katie Gaddini
2.00 Dr Andrew Orton
2.45 Hazel Bryan and Lynn Revell
Liquid professionalism in an age of extremism; the compromise of religion and beliefs in the public sphere
3.25 Jo Bryant:
Brokering Faith: Healthcare Chaplains as Gatekeepers of Religion (and Belief) in the National Health Service
Lunch is provided
The public sphere has been both prominent and turbulent in recent times, and in common with other interests and disciplines, the study of religion and belief has been exploring the questions which are raised. From the role of faith in public life, to media representations, legal cases and controversies, and the future of school RE, a plethora of research and reports has been underway which connect religion and belief with policy and practice. This event will present key examples, with an emphasis on sociology of religion, including as it connects with other disciplines, and with policy and practice.
The goal is to explore the connections between religion and belief research, policy and the public sphere through presentations, questions and discussions. We invite proposals for papers and/or (small) panels of 40 minutes (including time for questions), which present research which has connected with - or is planned to – any aspect of policy or practice (such as education, health, housing, welfare, law, employment, politics, government and others).
Should you have any queries about the day, please do not hesitate to contact the event organisers, Professor Adam Dinham firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachael Shillitoe email@example.com. For further details, visit the SocRel website: www.socrel.org.uk. For further details about the BSA visit www.britsoc.co.uk.