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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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Uighur Cultural Correction or another case of Muslim Ethnic Cleansing? China’s Hidden Camps.

Over the last few evenings I have watched John Sudworth’s reports on the detention camps for Uighur Muslims in Western China with mounting horror. I don’t think anyone could be blamed for comparing this state run program of…

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RPE : Zen and the need for Environmental Justice…internally and externally!

If there was ever a reason the engage fully with the religious philosophies that impact upon our world today it is in the realm of climate change and justice, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh advises us on how…

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The Crucial Importance of the study or Religion, Philosophy and Ethics in contemporary society: Foremost thinker in Jewish Theology and contemporary Feminist Studies reacts to the warning given to German Jews not to wear kippas after rise in anti-Semitism-

Professor Melissa Raphael of University of Gloucesterhsire’ s Religion, Philosophy and Ethics gives her own views on the disturbing geopolitical issues that are currently shaping the rise in antisemitism and Europe and beyond raised in the recent BBC…

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RPE Lunch Club

Every month students and staff of amazing Uni Glos RPE meet up at the Frog and Fiddle, High Street Cheltenham to chat about the big philosophical, religious and political issues of the day. It is in a pub…

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RPE students present…

As part of their Emergent Spirituality module, level 6 students have been presenting their research on a number of fascinating new spiritual and religious movements and traditions. There was an really interesting session on the New Age and…

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The following event has sadly been cancelled: Gloucestershire Philosophical Society, hosted by Uni Glos RPE’s Dr. Will Large presents Professor Ken Gemes (Birkbeck, University of London) who will talk on Nietzsche, Trump and Brexit – 8th May, all welcome

•Man is the animal that seeks meaning, possibly even more than happiness. •Narratives, stories, are the primary vehicles of meaning. •Religious narratives no longer grip many of us, and liberal democrat narratives no longer serve to ground meaning,…

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The Big Issues!

Having been part of the initial Extinction Rebellion (XR) London protest on Monday 15th April I was, as a lecturer in RPE, left with a great deal to think about. The big question that arose for me was……

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RPE INDIA 2019 student feedback

What a truly remarkable experience. The initial idea of going to India itself was incredible, but this trip in particular offers an insight that you simply wouldn’t get if you travelled as a tourist. Some of the sites…

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RPE students and UFO religions expert…via the other-worldy medium of Skype!

Level 6 students found themselves engaging with some pretty alien concepts this week as they had an in depth Q and A session with University of Stockholm’s Erik Ostling. The discussions ranged from the influence of and upon…

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