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Nov 25
14:00 - 17:00
Lost and Found Belief: The Unbelief Cafe
Being Human Festival 2017

Lost and found belief: The Understanding Unbelief cafe will explore what it means to be an unorthodox believer – or 'unbeliever' – in these changing times. How do people chose to identify their beliefs, how do they make sense of life? How do they mark out important moments like birth, marriage and death? And, as Britons, how are our beliefs really changing?

The place of religion in British people's lives is changing – and changing fast. Around half of the population- some 24 million people- say they have no religion, whilst many others are now exploring religious, spiritual and existential questions outside of traditional religious settings. If religious belief is not disappearing per se, it is certainly transforming – and to understand it we need to consider not only what beliefs are being lost, but also what new beliefs people are finding through these dramatic processes of change.

The Understanding Unbelief programme at the University of Kent is bringing together humanities and social science researchers to explore lost and found belief across the world. If you're not sure how you identify yourself, or you're an 'unbeliever' who wants to explore more deeply what this means, join us for an afternoon of interactive activities and talks about the beliefs of unbelievers and other unorthodox believers. Participants will be invited to share and discuss their own experiences of (un)belief, and then learn more about our research from leading experts in the field.

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Location

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge,
18 High Street,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT1 2RA
United Kingdom
Map

Details

Open to all,

Contact: Claire Berlyn
E: C.L.Berlyn@kent.ac.uk

 

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