A few weeks ago, the William Temple Foundation team were honoured to visit the London office of Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. A fascinating conversation captured Prof Calhoun’s thoughts on contemporary debates in religion and public life, as well as offering a chance to learn more about his background and his experiences as an eminent academic.
A series of videos capturing the conversation will be posted over the coming weeks, but for now, here is Prof Calhoun’s preview of his forthcoming keynote lecture on religion, government and the public good. The lecture will be delivered at ‘Reclaiming the Public Space: Archbishop William Temple 70th Anniversary Conference’ on Monday 10th November. Book tickets here.
We’re delighted to announce details of a high-profile conference marking the enduring legacy of Archbishop William Temple, seventy years after his death. ‘Reclaiming the Public Space’will explore the role of religion in contemporary public life, asking what role can Christianity – and all faiths – play in developing a just society.
A fantastic guest list of speakers includes Prof Craig Calhoun (LSE), Prof Linda Woodhead (Lancaster) and Lord Raymond Plant (KCL).
Highlighting lived experiences and faith-based action, interactive workshops will be led by staff from the Trussell Trust, the Eden Network, Evangelical Alliance and William Temple Foundation.
The conference will be held at the People’s History Museum, Manchester on Monday 10 November, and will bring together academics, clergy, community activists, and policy makers to learn from one another.
A full programme and further details can be found on the conference page of the Foundation’s website.
Book now: Tickets are £35 with a limited number of student tickets available for just £10.