The Globalization of the Culture Wars? Religion, Gender, and Politics

  • Ulrich Schmiedel (Organiser)
  • Muers, R. (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


The decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to remove women’s constitutional right to abortion in the United States has stirred up controversy across the globe. On both sides of the Atlantic, politicians and pundits have attributed this decision to the rising influence of the religious right which is mobilizing in many countries around issues of religion and reproduction in a globalized culture war. But what is this religious right? How does what it says about gender impact national and international politics? And how could and should theology respond to the public and political agenda it has set? Hosted by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at University of Edinburgh, this colloquium engages questions like these by bringing together leading scholars who work at the intersection of religion, gender, and politics to analyse and assess the role of public theology in the current gender- and geopolitical moment.
Period10 Nov 2022
Event typeSymposium
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map