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
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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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Religion and the Secular State: When Religion Challenges the Constitution

Public Panel Discussion:

  • Should there be room for Religion within a Secular State? 
  • Is Religion a Curse or a Cure for Society Today?
  • What are the current legal and political challenges Religion poses to Democratic Culture?

A panel of internationally renowned experts in Theology, Political Science, Sociology and Asian Studies will discuss these and related issues with the audience.  Everyone is welcome.

The Public Discussion will be preluded by a welcome reception reception on behalf of The Department of Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester and the Department for Globalisation Studies at the University of Groningen.

Date: 16th May 2015

Venue: Samuel Alexander Building Room A113


Welcome Reception: 17.00-17.30

Panel Discussion: 17.30-19.00.

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