Linda Woodhead: Values are the New Religion

Date(s) - March 4, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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‘Value statements’ have become ubiquitous, churned out by schools, hospitals, businesses and national governments. Some are enshrined in law. By
examining this rush to values and considering which values are most frequently cited, we can learn much about ourselves, our institutions and our
societies. But it is in understanding the tensions and clashes between values
that we have the best opportunity for thinking constructively about our
possible, probable and preferable futures.

Linda Woodhead is Distinguished Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University in the UK. Her research focuses on the decline
of institutional religion and the rise of new spiritualities, values, and nonreligious commitments.

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