Contextualising Religious Education: Continuities and Change
  • Plymouth Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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This event is an evening talk for all those interested in religion in Britain and the implications for teaching Religious Education.

Grace Davie, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Exeter will talk about the new edition of her book, “Religion in Britain – A Persistent Paradox” (Oxford – Wiley Blackwell, 2015).

Professor Davie’s book describes and explains the religious situation in 21st century Britain. Although we are noticeably more secular than 20 years ago, religion is more present in public debate than it used to be: this is the persistent paradox. 

In a society which is both religiously plural and increasingly secular, Professor Davie emphasises an urgent need to improve standards of religious literacy and argues that Religious Education now matters more – much more – not less. 

This talk is jointly sponsored by the Plymouth Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) and Plymouth University Multi-Faith Chaplaincy. Copies of the book will be on sale on the night.

The talk starts at 7pm and all are welcome to attend.

Contact David Evans for further information (email: chaplaincy@plymouth.ac.uk / tel: 01752 587760).

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