The Necessity of Hope
The Necessity of Hope is the Sea of Faith Network’s 31st Annual Conference.
- Start Date:
- Tuesday 24th July 2018
- University of Leicester
- Sea of Faith
- 0151 632 4385
- Richard Norman, Dinah Livingstone
- Sea of Faith
- Residential: £210/£130/£75 Day attendance: £115/£65 (prices increase after 15th June)
This is the theme that will be explored at the 2018 conference. The programme is being designed to draw on the diverse knowledge and experience of SOF members and supporters and others who will be present at the event. Base groups will provide an opportunity for shared reflection as the conference unfolds; in the forum sessions there will be workshops, seminars, and discussions devoted to specific topics; and at regular intervals, members will be giving short talks on issues of particular interest to them.
Two longer talks are included, one from a guest speaker and one from a SOF member.
Our guest speaker is Richard Norman, Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Kent and Vice-President of Humanists UK. He is co-editor with Anthony Carroll of “Religion and Atheism: Beyond the Divide”, a book he describes as all about Dialogue.
The SOF speaker is Dinah Livingstone whose talk is entitled “Hope for Humanity – A Theology of Liberation and the Beautiful City”. Dinah is editor of Sofia and a member of the London group. Her most recent publication is “The Making of Humanity – Poetic Vision and Kindness”.