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Newman Lectures


Newman Lectures



CHURCH, state AND culture

Monday 8 May
The Church and its relationship to the State: an Irish Perspective
Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland

Monday 15 May
Catholic Culture, and Sacred Art
Dr Caroline Farey, The School of the Annunciation

Monday 22 May
Churchill and the Churches
Professor John Charmley, St Mary's University, Twickenham

Our Sister Series
Keswick HALL Lectures

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi (former Minister of State for Faith and Communities) and Aaqil Ahmed (BBC Head of Religion and Ethics) visited UEA to take part in a debate chaired by the Rt Hon Prof Charles Clarke. This event was the first in a new series of public talks exploring the current relationship between religion and British politics.

I’m okay – you’re okay: religion in the public sphere

Tony Blair 'didn't', but Dave Cameron 'does' God - but what should be the role of religion in public life? Are religious actors taken seriously in public debate? Should they be? In this lecture Prof Lee Marsden (Head of the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia) argues that there is a need to bridge a secular - religious divide in public discourse through tolerance and mutual respect.

God Matters To Us All

As the latest research shows that a majority of people in Britain say that they have 'no religion', how much does God matter to all of us? What place does faith have in our schools and social services? How does it effect our security, confidence and the cohesion of our communities?




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All videos in our series were filmed and edited by Studio Technology Services @ UEA