A series of lunchtime talks in the autumn, 2016: Wednesdays at 1.15pm (45 mins), Sheffield Cathedral (St George’s Chapel).
The relationship between religion and law is a topic that seems particularly pressing in 21st-century Britain. It is at the heart of discussions about the disestablishment of the Church of England, about the ‘right to die’, and about the place of sharia law in UK courts, to name just a few current debates.
This series of talks, a collaboration between the Cathedral and the University of Sheffield, explores different aspects of this important question, offering historical as well as contemporary perspectives. How have religion and law co-existed in the past, and what shape will this relationship take in the future?
Open to all, free entry. To reserve your place, please visit the EventBrite page.
Missed one of the talks? Don’t worry! Each one is the subject of a weekly blog, available here
*** PROGRAMME ***
5th October. Dr Mark Finney – Religion and the Law in early Christian Traditions
12th October. Dr Julia Hillner – Religion and Exile in the Roman Empire
19th October. Dr Charles West – Getting off the hook? Clerical exemption from the law in the Middle Ages
26th October. Prof. Anthony Milton – ‘An unholy mess’: religion and law in early modern England
2nd November. Imam Sheikh Mohammed Ismail – Sharia councils in contemporary British society: conflict or not?
9th November. Prof. David McClean – Church Establishment in a Global Context