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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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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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Uni Glos RPE guest speakers: Theo Wildcroft and Post Lineage Yoga.

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics students researching emergent spiritualities were treated to a great session lead by Theo Wildcroft, one of the foremost thinkers and practitioners in the field of contemporary Yoga. A very experienced yoga teacher herself, Theo…

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Religion playing a vital role in the tackling Covid.

As this article suggests, religious organisations are not playing a central role not only in dispelling misinformation about the pandemic but also in providing essential local vaccination services to many members of their communities. Read the full story…

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Autonomism

What is the antagonism at the heart of the new form of contemporary capitalism? The capitalist is looking for ever new creative subjectivities, but this subjectivity must be controlled and limited. The contradictions of capital take place within…

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Hindu Mandir to be built in Pakistan…a good day for Hindu-Muslim co-existence.

This is really good news for Pakistan’s small but thriving Hindu community and is especially important in terms of being able to provide the all important rituals that ensure Hindus who have died will have a safe passage…

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Uni Glos Religion, Philosopy and Ethics score 100% in National Student Survey

As well as attaining 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, the department for Religion, Philosophy and Ethics at University of Gloucestershire has been rated 7th in the national Guardian league table for the subject area…

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Freshers uncover some grave truths in a time of Covid @ RPE Uni Glos

During a severely disrupted induction week this our new students acquainted themselves with the religious and philosophical landscape of Cheltenham by following a, ‘Walk of Faith and No faith’ map around the city centre. One group found themselves…

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