Jesmond Conference '16 - Talk 2: Christian Faith & Scientism
The meaning of life used to be the overarching canopy of study in universities, however nowadays those who seek to understand the 'why' and not only the 'how' are deemed foolish. David Holloway argues this has led to a loss of a sense of 'universe' or purpose in universities and suggests a need to develop Christian Universities.
The Jesmond Conference '16 discusses the decreasing Christian influence on education in the UK and how resulting problems can be addressed.
Please click here to read the Conference Statement and Resolutions, which were agreed by church leaders, student and youth workers, teachers and school governors who attended the conference.
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For all Jesmond Conference '16 talk outlines please click here.
For pre-conference reading please click here, this includes: a sermon on education preached at Jesmond Parish Church, Newcastle UK, by Ian Garrett in January 2016, and a letter written by David Holloway to the Secretary of State for Education disputing the government's proposals for inspecting "Out of School Settings".
Also relevant is an article by David Holloway entitled, 'Paris, Jihadism and the Battle for Hearts and Minds', to read this please click here.
The Jesmond Conference is an run annually by David Holloway, vicar of Jesmond, to engage with public issues from a Christian perspective. David Holloway has been Vicar of Jesmond Parish Church since 1973, a large Anglican Church in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with 2 sites, a staff team of over 30 and a congregation of over 1,000. He is often asked to speak on public issues on local and national radio, is a council member of Reform and is the author of several books including, 'The Church of England, Where Is it Going?'
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