The Role of Religion in Modern Britain
8 November 2021 - 6 November 2022
This pre-recorded talk will explore the role of religion in public life by asking the question ‘how is religion valued in modern Britain?’
Using examples from politics, education, equality legislation, and social and religious protest movements, Dr Stephen Gregg, lecturer in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics from the University of Wolverhampton will argue that religion plays a major role in modern life, despite falling numbers of people identifying as ‘traditionally’ religious. He will argue that religion is often treated as a ‘special case’ by governments, and outline ways to better understand religious communities by focusing upon the diversity that exists within those communities.
The University of Wolverhampton offers hundreds of courses in different subject areas including taster sessions, Foundation year courses, Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees. It has over 21,000 students studying at three main teaching campuses in the Midlands (Wolverhampton, Telford, Walsall) in the UK.