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On Sunday 5 May, progressive Christian churches worldwide will be celebrating Pluralism Sunday. I’ve been asked to address the congregation at St Andrews on The Terrace in Wellington by the minister, Rev Dr Margaret Mayman. She’s asked me to offer some thoughts about my ‘faith journey as a secular Buddhist’ during the ‘reflection time’. Reflection time is a lovely way of describing what used to be called a sermon.
Contrary to mid-twentieth century expectations, we are experiencing a global resurgence in religiosity. Religion has re-emerged as a political force in nearly every region and major world religion. Most of this religious revitalisation has taken place among fundamentalist movements, often in response to the inequalities and social destabilization of globalisation. It is particularly strong in the global south but is also seen in the culture wars within western democracies.
Londoners have something to look forward to. In fact we all have something to look forward to – London Insight will be making a recording of the dialogue between radical Christian theologian Don Cupitt and Stephen Batchelor on ‘The Future of Religion’ that’s taking place in London on May 20. What’s more, it’s going to [...]