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Faith and Belief on Campus: Division and Cohesion

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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Russell Square

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WC1H 0XG

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Universities are a symbolic battleground in today’s debates around our shared values and identities. They are accused on the one hand of restricting free speech, and on the other of being hotbeds of extremism. They are often seen as secular, yet are places where faith and belief groups flourish. What can we make of these contradictions, and what is the reality on the ground?

This conference brings together academics, students and staff working in student services and students’ unions to consider how faith and belief issues shape campus dynamics; the challenges that people of different faiths and beliefs face on campus; and what changes are needed in universities to support them better.

The event will see the launch of a major new research report by Theos, the religion and society thinktank, and Coventry University: Faith and Belief on Campus: Division and Cohesion. This report sets out the findings of our research with faith and belief-related student societies in six universities. We explore the challenges these societies face on campus and the roles they play in fostering good relations on campus. We have also conducted the first mapping exercise of faith and belief-related student societies across the country.

During the day there will be panel discussions on such issues as:

– Supporting students of faith and belief on campus

– Proselytism and secularism

– Security, extremism and discrimination

– How to live well on campus with difference?

Lunch is provided. In the evening there will be a keynote lecture, followed by a drinks reception (alcoholic and non–alcoholic). Guests can choose to attend the day conference, the evening lecture, or both.

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There are several ticket options - please scroll down all of them before you make your choice. Guests can choose to attend the day conference, the evening lecture, or both.

Early bird tickets are on offer until 9am, 31st May. General admission are available until 9am, 13th June.

The closest underground station to the venue is Russell Square on the Picadilly line.

Please bring a print out of your eventbrite ticket which we will collect from you at registration.


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United Kingdom

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