Author Archives: paulhedges

Atheists and Interfaith/ Interreligious Dialogue.

Following up from my last post, I have a new article out looking at the question of whether atheists can/ should be involved in interfaith/ interreligious dialogue. Needs a (free) signup to academia.edu (but that is well worth it if … Continue reading

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ESITIS 2017

Next week, from 26-29 April 2017, the European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies will be holding its bi-annual conference. This time in Münster, Germany. There is an excellent line-up of speakers (including amongst more illustrious folk my good … Continue reading

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My Book Covers

I was recently asked to prepare a slide showing all my book covers for a presentation my boss was doing about our programme’s research profile, and just because I think it looks quite nice am sharing here 😉 hopefully may … Continue reading

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Responding to Religiously-Inspired Terror: Mayor Sadiq Khan on the London Attacks

Just to quick note to point to recent RSIS Commentaries on the London terror attack in March outside parliament. The first to appear was by myself, titled as the headline here, which looks at the way such events may be … Continue reading

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Better Disagreement in Practice

When I offered an update on my Towards Better Disagreement: Religion and Atheism in Dialogue book last month I hadn’t seen this report of the event itself, so for a write up of my talk along with the scripts from … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics: CNA with Profs Julius Lipner, Jospeh Liow, Vali Nasr, and Yan Kejia

On the sidelines of this year’s SRP (Studies in Interreligious Relations in Plural Societies Programme) Symposium, Channel News Asia recorded this episode of Between the Lines documentary with Profs Lipner, Liow, Nasr, and Yan from (respectively): Cambridge University and SRP, … Continue reading

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Religion and Atheism: In Dialogue?

Is it possible for atheists and people with a religious conviction to dialogue and converse with civility? Is it possible for atheists and people with a religious conviction to see each other’s point of view, and recognise the validity and … Continue reading

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The Social Equality of Religion and Belief

My review of Alan Carling, ed., The Social Equality of Freedom and Belief, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 is now available on the “Reading Religion” website of the AAR. You can read it here: http://readingreligion.org/books/social-equality-religion-or-belief This book adds to … Continue reading

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Multiple Religious Belonging after Religion: Strategic Religious Participation and Other Issues

Last month I attended a short conference in Birmingham about Multiple Religious Belonging and ways that church institutions react to it, and can learn to be more welcome to people with such dual/ multiple/ hyphenated identities or belongings. Some interesting … Continue reading

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The Body(Sattva) on the Cross

A recent publication of mine explores Buddhist-Christian encounters and relations – or more specifically an interreligious, intercultural, or comparative theology – with particular attention to the way that Christology can be rethought through the example of various Chinese (suffering) bodhisattvas. The … Continue reading

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