Talking

  • Religion in the Anthropocene: Challenges, Idolatries, Transformations (keynote), 17 May 2015, Rachel Carson Centre, Munich. 
  • ‘On Failing and Mourning: the Lost Arts of Humanism?’ 18-20 September, Re-Imagining Human. International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture, University of Leuven, Belgium.
  • Religions, Environments and Popular Culture: Interdisciplinary Postgraduate  conference, The University of Manchester, 26 September 2014.
  •  Paul Amongst the Activists: Messianic Time and Environmental Crisis’, Memorial Conference for Oliver Smith, University of St. Andrews, 3rd May 2014 
  • ‘Zizek, Buddha and Christ: Postsecular Controversies’ Religion and Politics seminar, University of Leeds, 28th January
  • ‘Why We Disagree About Apocalypse: On Activism and Untimely Prophecies’, Risk and Rapture: Apocalyptic Imagination in Late Modernity, Chester University, September 11, 2013.
  • ‘Apocalypse and Weather Forecasts’, Symposium on Secularisation in Theory and Practice, University of Leeds, 17 May 2013
  • Radio 4 debate: Beyond Belief: Apocalyptic prophecies, 31 December 2012. Listen Again Here
  • ‘Kant’s Apocalypse: On the Persistence, Despite Everything, of the Modern Myth of Progress’, Theology and Religious Studies Research seminar, The University of Leeds, 26th November, 2012
  • ‘Unwritten History: Panel Discussion and Artist Screening‘, September 13, 2012, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
  • Radio 4 debate: Beyond Belief, 15.03.2010: Apocalyptic Language and Climate Change available on iPlayer here
  • ‘Apocalypse and the Philosophy of Progress: The Roots of Crisis Thinking.’ Religion, Nature and Progress:  Amsterdam University, 23-25 July, 2009
  • ‘There is No God and We Are His Prophets: The Ambiguity of Redemption in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, day conference on Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, Cultures of Climate Change series, Cambridge University, 6th May 2009.
  • ‘A Theology of Extinction?  Tipping Points, Climate Change and Political Culture’, Religion in Dangerous Environmental and Climate Change, Trondheim, October 2008.
  • ‘Approaching the Tipping Point: Climate Risks, Faith and Political Action’, EcoThee, Crete June 2008.
  • ‘What is Rescue! History?’, panel presentation at Rescue! History: Climate Change, the Past and the Future, Birmigham University, April 2008.
  • ‘Resisting a Politics of Fear in the War on Terror’, at Theology, Religion and Practice Research Seminar, Durham University (December 6, 2006)
  • ‘Terror and Utopia: Apocalyptic Desire, Resistance, and the War on Terror’, at Alternative Futures and Protest Cultures (19–21 April 2006, Manchester Metropolitan University).
  • ‘Theology and Global Protest Movements’, at A World for All? The Ethics of Global Civil Society, (4-7 September 2005, Edinburgh University).
  • ‘Utopia and Dystopia: Performance as Contestation of a Politics of Fear’, at Performance and Possibility: Theatre for Social Change in the 21st Century, (17-18 September 2005, Hope University, Liverpool).
  • ‘Creation Eschatology and the Rhetoric of Global Crisis’, Society for the Study of Theology annual conference, Thinking through faith: the places of reason in theology, (April 2005, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra).
  • ‘Politics of Fear’, at University of Manchester / Lancaster University day conference, Religion and Political Life, (6 March 2003, University of Manchester).