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Rituals and Seasons: Religion and Our Natural Life

22 Nov - 16 Dec
What do rituals, both ancient and contemporary, tell us about the way we construct meaning? Could religion help to tackle climate change? Come along to our last weekend in Belief and Beyond Belief, a festival which explores what it means to be human in the 21st century, featuring a varied programme of talks and debates on religion, spirituality, belief and the world.

This weekend’s talks bring together writers, faith and community leaders, academics and scientists to examine the relationship between humans and nature, both ancient and contemporary, and the religious and spiritual significance of rituals and seasons.

Hear from speakers including author Colm Tóibín.

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16 Dec

Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
16 Dec
Consider what rituals you hold dear, and why, at this event exploring how they impact human life
Literature
Religion & Beliefs
16 Dec - 17 Dec
Join talks and debates on religion, spirituality, belief and the world
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
16 Dec
Learn about the mystical, spiritual practice of Sufism, famously embraced by 13th-century poet Rumi
Literature
Talks & Topics
16 Dec
Author Colm Tóibín discusses writing from Mary’s perspective in his novel The Testament of Mary
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
16 Dec
Listen to a variety of experts as they address the central themes of Belief & Beyond Belief
Talks & Topics
Nature & Environment
16 Dec
Discover what role nature plays in the idea of the divine, and in religion, at this discussion
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
16 Dec
Explore the connection between climate change, religion, and the concept of belief at this talk

This Saturday come and hear from writers, faith and community leaders, academics and scientists on Rituals and Seasons: Religion and Our Natural Life. Speakers include author Colm Tóibín.

Day Pass: £15 / £7.50 concessions

 

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This festival is comprised of a series of themes, find out more about them below.