November 7, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Thursday November 21st, 12.30pm – 2pm
19 George Square, Room G2
The Religious Life of Scotland Today: Insights from the 2011 Census, with Amy Wilson (Head of Census Statistics at the National Records of Scotland), and comment from Dr Michael Rosie (Department of Sociology), Prof Paul Weller (Professor of Inter-Religious Relations, University of Derby), and Prof Hugh Goddard (Director of the Alwaleed Centre). Organised by the Alwaleed Centre, http://www.alwaleed.ed.ac.uk
October 4, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Monday 21 October 2013, 6.30pm – 8pm
Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar Room 1, George Square, Edinburgh
September 26, 2013 § 1 Comment
Headline data on Religion (amongst other things) now available:
September 9, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Less Christian, More Secular, and More Multi-Faith? Contestation and Interpretation Around the 2011 Census and Religious Statistics.
Paul Weller (Professor of Inter-Religious Relations,University of Derby, and member of the UK Office for National Statistics Academic Advisory Board for the 2011 Census questions on Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion), with a response by Amy Wilson (Senior Statistician, Census Division of the National Records
Tuesday 10th September, 1 – 2.30 pm, Room G2, 19 George Square
The UK government Office for National Statistics (ONS) administers a census questionnaire every ten years. The purpose is to provide data to inform decisions about policy and resource allocation. In 2001,for the first time in its 150-year history, the census contained a question about religious identity. That question was repeated, with a slight variation, in 2011 and results are prompting debate and discussion amongst academics, religious leaders, faith groups,non-religious groups and various other interested parties. This seminar will provide comment on the data about religion which is available so far, and will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, geography, history, philosophy, practical theology, psychology, religious studies, sociology and social policy, who are interested from both empirical and theoretical viewpoints, and members of different faith communities.
March 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Friday 8th March, 2013
4.00 – 5.30 pm, Lorimer Room, Old College, University of Edinburgh.
Mark Hill QC (Hon. Professor, Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University):
“Religious Symbolism and Conscientious Objection in the Workplace: an Evaluation of Strasbourg’s Judgment in Eweida and others v United Kingdom”.
[Alwaleed Centre / Centre for Law and Society]
November 28, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Institute of Geography seminar series
Timothy Oakes, University of Colorado
Faiths on Display: Religion, Tourism, and the Chinese State
12 December at 3.30, Old Library, Drummond Street
(Followed by wine and nibbles) All Welcome.
Tim is a cultural geographer who works in China on themes related to cultural industries, development, tourism and situated identities within the broader Chinese context.
June 23, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Audio and video recordings of last month’s debate on Sectarianism in Scotland are now available online here: