The country is going through a massive change in its religion and belief landscape. Yes, there has been an overall decline in religiosity, but that masks important changes in the mix among the religious, as well as complexity among the non-religious. Does it help to think about three dimensions – belief, behaviour and belonging – rather than simply “religion and belief”? Jeremy looks at the evidence from polling and other sources, and highlights the dangers of generalisations. How can thinking people respond to this dynamic environment?
Jeremy Rodell is co-founder and chair of SW London Humanists, a Trustee of the British Humanist Association and its volunteer Dialogue Officer. After a degree in chemistry at Oxford University, he had a career in international business. As well as his involvement with humanism, he is chair of trustees at Eastside Educational Trust and a director of part of Age UK Richmond, as well as a local campaigner.
Doors 10.30. Entry £3, £2 concs./free to Ethical Society members.
Tea, coffee & biscuits will be available.