The Church in the Public Square?
The Church in the Public Square? is a conference organized under the auspices of Union Theological College and will be held in Assembly Buildings on Thursday, 30th January 2014. It seeks to bring together a number of leading thinkers in the UK and from our local community to consider the role which Christians and the Church can play as we seek to move forward as a community.
Those who have lived through the second half of the twentieth century will be aware of the seismic shift that has taken place in terms of morality and ethical standards. The changing scene has meant that those who hold to a traditional Christian position feel decidedly uncomfortable and marginalized as our society, and increasingly its major institutions, reflect a secular point of view which conflicts with their Christian principles. Not only has the Christian voice become incomprehensible in many ears, but it is often hated and opposed.
What should Christians do, and how should they respond to these changes? In particular, what role does the Christian church have to play in the debates that are taking place on a whole range of issues from education to euthanasia?
The conference fee (including lunch) is £20, or £12 for full time students. A special early registration fee of £15 is available to those who book by 1st December.