BRITISH ACADEMY DEBATES ON FAITH
Who cares if Britain isn't a Christian country?
Thursday 28 January 2016, 6.30 - 8pm
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
Chaired by Sameer Rahim, Arts and Books Editor, Prospect
Just how 'religious' is Britain? Is the UK a secular state? Multi-faith? Christian? What do such definitions mean both practically for the infrastructure of civil society and culturally in terms of how we view ourselves and others? Does having a formal label actually make a difference to what happens on the ground, to the experiences and activities of individuals and local communities?
Revd Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt DD FBA
Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford
Professor Iain McLean FBA
Professor of Politics, University of Oxford
Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE
Professor of Islamic and Inter-religious Studies, University of Edinburgh
Vice-President and Patron, British Humanist Association