British Academy Debates on Faith

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Public debate: "Who Cares if Britain isn't a Christian Country?"

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
Polly Toynbee, Vice-President and Patron, British Humanist Association Columnist, Guardian
Chaired by Sameer Rahim, Arts and Books Editor, Prospect
Period28 Jan 2016
Event typeOther
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map