Many conservatives believe that the decline in religious faith is a major factor in a perceived breakdown of social solidarity. Many radicals, on the other hand, believe that the persistence of religion holds society back from embracing greater equality and social progress. But perhaps both sides attribute too much significance to belief or non-belief in God. In terms of how we live, does it even matter if there is a God? And is God really all there is to religion?
The speakers are Tim Crane, author, The Meaning of Belief; Ken Macleod, award-winning science fiction writer; Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic and inter-religious studies, University of Edinburgh; John Waters, Irish newspaper columnist; Dolan Cummings, associate fellow, Institute of Ideas.