Religion and Political Theory Centre Lecture Series 2014-15 Multidisciplinary Engagements with Religion

Wednesday 24 September 2014, Council Room ‘Spiritual Governance: The Chaplain as Priest of the Secular’ Winnifred Fallers Sullivan , Indiana University Bloomington

Thursday 30 October 2014, Council Room ‘Religious Divisions After the Reformation: A Spur to Secularization?’ Ben Kaplan, UCL (University College London)

Thursday 4 December 2015, Council Room ‘Equality and Discrimination Law: What has Religious Conscience Got to Do with It?’ Maleiha Malik, King’s College London

Tuesday 3 February 2015, Committee Room ‘The Sociology of Religion and its Cultured Despisers: A Modest Defence’ James A. Beckford, University of Warwick

Tuesday 3 March 2015, Committee Room ‘Multiculturalising Secularism, Multiculturalising State-Religion Connexions’ Tariq Modood, University of Bristol

Monday 23 March 2015, room TBC ‘Moral Majority and Moral Minority: The Values and Beliefs of Religious and Non-religious People in the UK Today’ Linda Woodhead, Lancaster University

Thursday 9 July 2015 Title TBA Saba Mahmood, University of California, Berkeley

The RAPT lecture series showcases the work of prominent international scholars in, and in relation to, the study of religion and political theory. It is organised by UCL’s Religion and Political Theory (RAPT) Centre. RAPT is a 5-year project funded by the European Research Council and led by Professor Cécile Laborde. It aims to interrogate the special status of religion (ethics, epistemology and practices) in western political and legal theory.

Unless otherwise stated, all lectures take place at 5.15pm and will be held in the Council or Committee Rooms (as stated) at the School of Public Policy, The Rubin Building, 29-30 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU.

All are welcome. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please email Aurelia Bardon ( or Lois Lee ( To attend, please register at