A one-day conference exploring 'Living with Difference', the report of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life published in December 2015.
This event is held in collaboration with the County Inspector/Adviser for Religious Education.
What has been the impact of the CORAB report in Hampshire and the surrounding region? This event will explore this question, and the report's challenges, with respect to two areas of life – the media and education.
What were the report's challenges? The Commission spoke of our need, as a society, to learn ‘to understand and live with difference’. It set as a challenge to policy-makers the creation of ‘an environment in which differences enrich society rather than cause anxiety, and in which they contribute to its common good.’ The Commission spoke of its vision in terms of ‘a society at ease with itself in which all individuals, groups and communities feel at home, and in whose flourishing all wish to take part’.
The keynote speakers will be Dr Ed Kessler MBE, convener and vice-chair of the Commission, and Professor Elaine Graham of the University of Chester. There will be panels and extended opportunities for discussion. This will be an important opportunity to reflect on the role and place of religion in public life in our region.
This event is part of the Centre for Theology and Religion in Public Life. For more information about the centre, click here