The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Samuel Alexander Building, WG16
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)161 275 3064



The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Samuel Alexander Building, WG8
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)161 306 1663


What does it mean to exist in complex relationships with machines? What insights can be offered to our understandings of these relationships by the theologically significant theme of ‘love’? What critical assessments can be made of our multiple uses of technologies in shaping our futures, by reflecting on our pasts?

Events and Outputs
> Robots vs Loneliness?
> Focus Groups
> Conference: Care and Machines
Useful links 

Disquiet over the prevalence of social and economic individualism has a long history. In a world of mobile Capital and increasingly mobile people, communities of common tradition and locality appear to be under threat from the advent of a fragmented market society. Are these complaints against individualism justified? And crucially, how should Christians respond to them? Digging down into the substance of these questions, this project will consider the theological, liturgical and scriptural resources Christians have for understanding the notion of individualism in relation to issues of education, public life and the formation of democratic citizenship.

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Future Ethics in Leeds Civic Hall

On March 16 the LTI Future Ethics project came to Leeds for a specially designed day workshop for 14-16 year old Religious Education students, coinciding with national R.E. Week. Commissioned by the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education and the City Council in Leeds, entitled "Imagining the Future, Acting in the Present: a day of debate and reflection on climate change, ethics and belief" took place on March 16 in the Civic Hall Chambers of Leeds City Council, led by Stefan Skrimshire.

Using material developed during the LTI project for a younger audience was a challenging and rewarding experience, and a huge success: throughout the day students debated, listened, and took on role-plays reflecting the different ways that the future is imagined in the context of climate change according to social background, faith, and identities.

For a full report from the day, click here

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