MP, bishop and author talk faith issues in Norwich
Exploring Religion in Britain Today is the subject of the 2017 Keswick Hall lectures series taking place at the University of East Anglia in March featuring MP Stephen Timms, the Bishop of Norwich and UEA academics.
They begin on March 9 with a series of TED talk-style sessions on Free Speech, Hate Speech and Faith Speech featuring Dr Alex Brown, a leading authority and author of a book on hate speech, Prof Lee Marsden and Prof Rachel Potter from the UEA.
Free speech is a cornerstone of modern democracy, but what happens when an individual's right to free speech impinges on the rights and dignity of others? The presentations will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the floor.
This will be followed by an interfaith roundtable discussion of British values with local faith leaders, chaired by Charles Clarke on Thursday March 16. Panellists already confirmed are the Rt Rev Graham James Bishop of Norwich and UEA academic Dr Eylem Atakav.
The final event, on Thursday March 23, will be Charles Clarke in conversation with well-known Christian politician, Labour MP for East Ham Stephen Timms. Charles will talk to Stephen about how his Christian faith affects his political outlook and life. In 2010, Stephen was attacked by one of his constituents over his views on the Iraq war.
All lectures take place from 6.30pm at the Thomas Paine Study Centre lecture theatre, at the UEA and are supported by The Keswick Hall Trust, in association with the UEA Faith Literacy Network.
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Pictured above is MP Stephen Timms.