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Research Colloquium on Faith Schools

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Research Colloquium on Faith Schools

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Location: Heythrop College

This one-day colloquium provides an exceptional opportunity to engage in the philosophically challenging debates triggered by the ongoing policy of providing publically funded faith schools.

  • What should be the place of faith schools in the twenty-first century?
  • What ought to be the future of publically funded faith schools?
  • In 2018, what does it mean for a school to be ‘faith-based’?
  • What ethical, epistemological and political issues arise from faith-based education?
  • What kind of Religious Education is acceptable within a faith-based education?
  • What are we to make of the concepts of the common good and social cohesion in relation to faith-based education?

The colloquium will begin with an overview of the arguments developed by Professor Richard Pring’s forthcoming volume on The Future of Publically Funded Faith Schools. There will be plenty of opportunity for all delegates to participate.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Richard Pring, Professor Michael Hand, Professor Gerald Grace, Dr David Aldridge, and Dr Farid Panjwani.

Registration: Entry fee is £35 and includes lunch and refreshments.

A discounted fee of £27 is available to students, the unwaged and HAAS members.

FREE ENTRY for all Heythrop College staff and students.

Organisers: Organised by Dr Sean Whittle and presented by the Heythrop Institute for Religion and Society, in conjunction with CRDCE (St Mary’s University, Twickenham) and the Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education.

Contact Name: Dr Sean Whittle
Contact Email: s.whittle@heythrop.ac.uk