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Star Wars, and the Jedi religion.

I visited the  Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge and asked Dr Beth Singler about the Jedi religion, mostly in the UK. Are there really Jedi roaming the streets of England?

Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Religion, and more..

I dropped in to the  Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge recently, and caught up with Dr Beth Singler. We talked about AI, and how it relates to ethics, and the current conversations that people are having about it. We also touched on transhumanism, religion, and more..

Dr Beth Singler talks about her work on Indigo Children

I had the privilege of visiting the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge a few days ago – and took the chance to speak with Dr Beth Singler. I first interviewed her in a 2014 video, when she was still researching her doctorate. Now she has completed – I wanted to see where her research led her, in examining Indigo Children:

Interview by Dr Dave Webster.

In conversation with an ex-ISKCON member about their experience..

In this video, Dr David Webster chats with Ben den Ouden, a postgraduate student at the University of Groningen, in the Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies. Ben used to be an active member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), although he has ceased to be a member of that group at all.

Ben is not your stereotypical angry-ex-member of a NRM, and he talks reflectively about what led him to the movement, and his own personal experience of it.

From RPE at Gloucestershire.

What is Soka Gakkai?

In this interview, I have the chance to talk to Robert Harrap, General Director of SGI-UK.

I ask Robert the question, ‘what is SGI?’, but we also discuss how he came to be part of the movement, and we also find ourselves touching on  key Buddhist ideas like Dependent Origination, and the idea of ‘chanting’ within SGI practice.

Talking about religion and fandom: from Jedi and Vampires to Game of Thrones..

In this short video, Dr David Webster asks Cambridge PhD student Beth Singler about her interest in Religion and fandom, popular culture, and the idea of consciously ‘made up’ religions..

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

An interview about ‘Indigo Children’:

In this short video, Dr David Webster asks Cambridge PhD student Beth Singler about her work on Indigo Children. In the conversation we also talk about the phrase ‘Starseed’:

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

Paganism as a way of Life? A question about its impact..

In this short video, Dr David Webster asks “How does being a Pagan effect your life?” David and Geoff, the interviewees then discuss how it has had impacts on them, and how they live:

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

Nichiren Buddhism – what is it?

Dr David Webster from the University of Gloucestershire, asking a practitioner about Nichiren Buddhism, and SGI:

You can see more regarding SGI’s status as a New Religious Movement here.

From the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics (RPE) team at the University of Gloucestershire 

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Find us on twitter @RPEatGlos, or see our Course Blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.com

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