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The RPE course at the University of Gloucestershire.

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Welcome to new RPE students!

As we approach the start of term – a quick post to welcome all the RPE students joining us! There are loads of archives here of posts – and will be new ones shortly… In the meantime, feel…

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UFO Religions at Uni of Glos with Guest Speaker Eric Ostling (Stockholm University)

That was an excellent session! Eric Ostling of Stockholm University joined us in cyberspace last week to guide level 6 students through the cosmologically mind bending universe of UFO religions. Eric, who has been involved in a number…

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Uni Glos RPE Guest Speakers: International Society for Krishna Consciousness from Ty Krishna Cymru.

Whoa, this was an excellent student session with our longstanding friends from The Cardiff ISKCON centre (ISKCON – Tŷ Krishna Cymru (tykrishna.cymru). This week we were joined by the venerable spiritual master Tarakanathadas (pictured) and prominent spokesperson Mantrirajadas…

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Uni Glos RPE Guest Speakers: New Kadampa Buddhism in Cheltenham.

This week students examining the sacred landscape of Cheltenham spent some time on line with Opel and Ellie from the NKT Akanishta meditation centre in the city (Meditation & Buddhism in the Cotswolds. (meditationincheltenham.org.uk). The intention of this…

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The Baha’i community are Uni Glos Religion, Philosophy an Ethics Guest Speakers: Sustainability and the Environmental Crisis

This week students involved in examining the relationship between various religious communities and their response to the current environmental crisis we provided with a really interesting and interactive session on the Baha’i tradition and the various projects that…

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Uni Glos Religion, Philosophy an Ethics Guest Speakers: Rev. Roger Widdecombe of St. Pauls

This week students exploring the nature and location of religion in Cheltenham had the opportunity to discuss the place of St.Pauls Church in the city’s religious and spiritual landscape. Roger provided students with an energetic and dynamic set…

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Uni Glos Religion, Philosophy an Ethics Guest Speakers: Rev. Simon Witcombe

This week RPE students at the University of Gloucestershire were invited to have a discussion with the Rev. Simon Witcombe the university chaplain about the nature of sacred space on the University campus. He provided us with a…

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Uni Glos RPE Guest Speakers: Pure Land Buddhist and Environmental Activist Satya Robyn.

As part of our ongoing program of guest speakers who are joining us to discuss religion, philosophy and ethics in terms of social justice and ecological sustainability we were fortunate to be joined by Satya Robyn a practicing…

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Uni Glos RPE Guest Speakers: Cheltenham Hindu Community

This week we have been privileged to engage with the Cheltenham Hindu community live in their Shri Krishna mandir on the Swindon Road, just across from the Francis Close Hall campus. spokespersons form the community discussed the role…

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Uni Glos RPE Guest Speakers: Cheltenham Synagogue community

As part of the program of guest speakers for our new module ‘Contemporary Religious Landscapes’ we were joined by Jennifer Silverston and Abigail Fisher, long standing members of and spokespersons for the Cheltenham Synagogue community. This was a…

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Uni Glos RPE Guest Speakers: Christian Curate, Eco-Activist.

This week our students were joined by Laura Downs (on the right hand side of the picture) of the Portishead Parish, just outside Bristol. Laura has been very much involved in a number of sustainable projects in the…

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