Edinburgh Postgraduate Workshop on Conflict and Peace

Edinburgh Postgraduate Workshop on Conflict and Peace

Call for Papers and Participation

If you would like to participate in the event, and if you would like to present work in progress, please email george.wilkes@ed.ac.uk with a short description of your work or area of interest. The first meeting of the Workshop will be held 10am-4pm on November 29, at Paterson’s Land 1.21, Moray School of Education. Sandwich lunch will be provided. The Workshop is being organised by the Project on Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace (http://relwar.org).


Rev Dr Johnston McKay to Present 2011 Chalmers Lectures


The Kirk
The Kingdom

A Century of Tension in Scottish Social Theology

delivered by

Rev Dr Johnston McKay

17th, 18th, 20th
24th, 25th, 27th

Martin Hall
New College
University of Edinburgh

1 Mound Place
Edinburgh EH1 2LU 

LECTURE 1. SIGNS AND SIGNALS Stirrings of Social Criticism in the mid 19th-century Church in Scotland

LECTURE 2. KINGDOM AND CO-OPERATION Robert Flint’s Paradigm shifts the emphasis from Church to Kingdom

LECTURE 3. PREACHING AND PRACTICE The Church in Glasgow gives shape to Kingdom values

LECTURE 4. EXPLORATIONS AND EXTREMES United Free Church theologians are poles apart in their teaching of the Kingdom

LECTURE 5. DEBATES AND DIVISIONS The Theology of the Kingdom begins to unravel in the United Free Church General Assembly

LECTURE 6. RELEGATION AND REUNION The Kingdom of God becomes a useful tool in the moves towards the union of 1929

CTPI at the Fringe! Mr. Darwin’s Tree now showing at the Playhouse

The Centre for Theology and Public Issues is co-presenting Mr. Darwin’s Tree at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Murray Watts’s acclaimed one-man show on Charles Darwin’s personal struggles over faith and science runs until Sunday, 21st August at the Playhouse at Hawke and Hunter Green Room (map, tickets). Andrew Harrison stars as Darwin in a piece that was commissioned by Theos, the London-based think tank. After its premiere in 2009, the director of Theos commented that

Murray Watts has done a magnificent job in ensuring that the play offers a faithful depiction of Darwin, drawing deeply on his diaries and correspondence, to get underneath the skin of the scientist.

In the coming weeks, Public Faith will have an interview with Murray Watts and more information on the show. In the meantime, see you at the Fringe!

Mr Darwin's Tree