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
> NEW! Robots vs Loneliness?
> NEW! 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.

The European Forum for the Study of Religion and Environment

is pleased to announce its sixth international conference 

from Friday 15 May to Sunday 17 May 2020 

to be held in Manchester, 

in association with the

Lincoln Theological Institute for the Study of Religion and Society,


Religion, Materialism and Ecology

Conference committee:
Peter Scott, Manchester University

Sigurd Bergmann, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Catherine Rigby, Bath Spa University

A Call for Short Papers and further information will be published in the 2nd announcement.