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Religion and Global Challenges Seminar Series

This seminar series aims to examine religious dimensions - empirical, methodological and epistemological - of a range of contemporary global challenges such as climate change, terrorism, migration, genetic manipulation, human rights, artifical intelligence, bioethics and the llike.  A range of experts will open up a sequence of conversations on such issues during the course of this series. 


"Religion and International Human Rights Law: Harmony or Dissonance?"

John Larkin QC

(Attorney General for Northern Ireland)

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 4.15pm

Senate Room


"Christianity and Transhumanism"

Stephen Williams FLSW

(Honorary Professor of Theology, Queen's University Belfast)

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 4.15pm

Senate Room


"Religion and Climate Change"

Katharine Hayhoe

(Professor of Political Science and Director of the Climate Science Centre, Texas Tech University)

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 6.00pm

Peter Froggatt Centre (OG/007)  Those planning to attend are required to register for the event via the web link below:

(In association with The Church of Ireland Annual Theological Lecture 2020)


McCosh Lecture 2020

The speaker for this year's lecture is David Hempton (Dean, Harvard Divinity School).  The title of his lecture is "Networks, Nodes and Nuclei: Towards a New Theory of Religious Change".

It will be held on Friday 18 September 2020 at 5.00 pm.  Due to Covid-19, this year's lecture will be recorded and broadcast as a podcast on that date.  This lecture is in partnership with the British Academy and Harvard Divinity School.