Multidisciplinary Engagements with Religion


This lecture series showcases the work of prominent international scholars in the study of religion and political theory. It is organised by UCL’s Religion and Political Theory (RAPT) Centre. It is open to all.

All lectures start at 5.15pm, and are held either in the Council Room or in the Committee Room, School of Public Policy, The Rubin Building, 29-30 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU. 

Wednesday 24 September 2014, Council Room
‘Spiritual Governance: The Chaplain as Priest of the Secular’
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Indiana University Bloomington

Thursday 30 October 2014, Council Room
‘Religious Divisions after the Reformation: A Spur to Secularization’
Ben Kaplan, University College London

Thursday 4 December 2014, Council Room
‘Equality and Discrimination Law: What has Religious Conscience Got to Do with It?’ 
Maleiha Malik, King's College London

Tuesday 3 February 2015, Committee Room
‘The Sociology of Religion and its Cultured Despisers: A Modest Defence’ 
James A. Beckford, University of Warwick

Tuesday 3 March 2015, Committee Room
‘Multiculturalising Secularism, Multiculturalising State-Religion Connexions’
Tariq Modood, University of Bristol

Monday 23 March 2015, Council Room

‘Moral Majority and Moral Minority: The Values and Beliefs of Religious and Non-religious People in the UK Today’
Linda Woodhead, Lancaster University

Thursday 9 July 2015, Council Room

'Secularism and Religious Difference: A Minority Report'
Saba Mahmood, University of California, Berkeley