How do we make a progressive path forward possible in this time of great social division? Can English national identity be redeemed from the conservative, authoritarian and sometimes avowedly fascist agenda that fixate on it? Is a healthy sense of nationhood achievable in a nation yet to come to terms with its colonialist legacy? |
Join us for an evening with Alastair McIntosh, to discuss why, in the turmoil of Brexit, progressives need to talk frankly about fractured English identity from the point of view of community, identity, spirituality, belonging, land and place in order to seek peace. Questions he'll be exploring include: How did we get to this point? What are the underlying economic, political and psychological or spiritual causes? And how do we move forward in ways that address, and do not sideline, real human needs?
Alastair McIntosh is a Scottish writer, broadcaster and activist on social, environmental and spiritual issues, raised on the Isle of Lewis. A Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology, a former Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, he holds a PhD in liberation theology and land reform from the University of Ulster.
His books include Hell & High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition on the cultural and spiritual dimensions of climate change; Rekindling Community on the spiritual basis of inter-relationship; and Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power on land reform and environmental protection, the latter described as 'world changing' by George Monbiot, 'life changing' by the Bishop of Liverpool and 'truly mental' by Thom Yorke of Radiohead.
He is a founding director of the GalGael Trust for the regeneration of people and place. A Quaker, he lectures around the world at institutions including WWF International, the World Council of Churches, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the UK Defence Academy (on nonviolence). His driving passion is to explore the deep roots of what it can mean to become fully human, and use such insights to address the pressing problems of our times.
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