The recent terrorist killings in Paris have once again revealed the vulnerability of religion to terrorist abuse.
Challenging the misuse of religion is best done when people of faith learn to value the sacred in each other.
More than ever, now is the time to take courage by pursuing mutual understanding and dialogue between traditions.
Modern Church's 2015 annual conference, in association with the World Congress of Faiths, seeks to deepen this dialogue in the face of ignorance, fear and violence.
MODERN CHURCH has been to Greenbelt where an exciting and very successful festival was held in Greenbelt's new home at Boughton House near Kettering.
We teamed up with Progressive Christianity Network Britain in the resources tent - GSource - featuring the Together in Hope publications which we publish jointly with PCN Britain, St Marks Centre for Radical Christianity and Free to Believe.
Modern Church held its Annual Conference, chaired by the Revd. Canon Professor Martyn Percy, from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th July 2014 at High Leigh Conference Centre.
The conference focussed on the question of what it might mean to identify a ‘liberal’ approach to spirituality. With many in our world seeming to have lost interest in institutions, and weary with dogmatic arguments, is there a credible ‘liberal spirituality’ that is engaged with contemporary culture?
Modern Church is very pleased to announce that Professor Linda Woodhead has accepted their invitation to become the President of Modern Church in succession to Professor John Barton.
Professor Linda Woodhead MBE MA DD is Professor in the Sociology of Religion in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at the University of Lancaster. Her work explores the relationship between religious and social change worldwide and she is particularly interested in change from the 1980’s to the present.
Modern Church is the main proponent of liberal theology in the British churches.
• By ‘liberal theology’ we mean that religious beliefs can and should develop in the light of new insights.
• Divine revelation has not come to an end. God invites us to believe in ways appropriate to 21st Century.
• New ideas should be judged on their merits. They may be true today even if they have not been officially accepted by church leaders in the past.
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