Harvey Cox reflects on the 1969 Culture of Unbelief conference

American theologian Harvey Cox speaks to journalist Rosie Dawson about the significance of 1969 conference Culture of Unbelief, the first significant collaboration between the Vatican and secular academics around the study of atheism and other forms of ‘unbelief’. Listen here

Join us May 28-30 in Rome for Cultures of Unbelief to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this seminal event, the research of the Understanding Unbelief programme and the 2019 NSRN conference. Register here


The Sacred #17

Dr Lois Lee

On this episode of the Theos Thinktank podcast Lois Lee talks about what its like to study Nonreligion as an academic term, the differences it has from atheism, and how, despite being nonreligious, she has still learnt a great deal from religious communities. Listen here…
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Facing Death Without Religion

Professor Christel Manning

Professor Manning, Theology and religious studies scholar at Sacred Heart University, Connecticut talks about her work with non-religious people facing the end of life on the Diversity and Spirituality podcast. Listen here…

Learn more about Professor Manning’s Understanding Unbelief project here…
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From Non-Religion to Unbelief? A developing field

Dr Lois Lee and Chris Cotter

In this podcast from the Religious Studies Project podcast, we check in with the state of the field, discuss developments beyond the Anglophone “West”, some of the many exciting projects being worked on under the “Understanding Unbelief” banner, the utility and pitfalls of the terminology of “unbelief”, and some of the critical issues surrounding the reification of survey categories. Listen here…
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Jewish Atheists in Foxholes? Phenomenologies of Violence and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Dr Stacey Gutkowski

Presented December 2016 as part of the Scientific Study Non-belief Lecture Series, UCL, London.

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What is a Human? The American Public’s Views and the Impact on Human Rights

Professor John H. Evans (University of California)

Presented December 2016 as part of the Scientific Study Non-belief Lecture Series, UCL, London.


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Voices and Other Guiding Presences in the Emergence of Four Religious and Nonreligious Social Movements

Professor Ann Taves (University of California at Santa Barbara)

Presented December 2016 as part of the Scientific Study Non-belief Lecture Series, UCL, London.

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Evangelical and Tablighi Pioneers on Post-Atheist Frontiers

Dr Mathijs Pelkmans (LSE)

Presented December 2016 as part of the Scientific Study Non-belief Lecture Series, UCL, London.

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