Past Events

Read about the varied conferences, exhibitions, seminars and other events that CTPI has hosted since its foundation.

This conference interrogates the diverse echoes of Christendom in contemporary political exceptionalism, nationalism and populism, and calls for an ecumenical effort to develop ‘Political Theologies’.

The book launch aims to foster discussion and engagement with the Bible’s relationship to human-animal distinctions.

The New College Festival will invite an array of speakers to explore the fascinating relationship between literature and all aspects of belief.

This colloquium brings together leading scholars to assess the role of public theology in the current gender and geopolitical moment.

This event will include a discussion of what Happens When Israeli Settlers and Local Palestinians meet?

The far right is rising in Europe, pushing a battle scenario in which Islam clashes with Christianity and Christianity clashes with Islam.

Join us for the launch of the new book, “Peacebuilding and Catholic Social Teaching” by Theodora Hawksley.

Members of different religious traditions will gather around sacred texts for discussion, exploration, and reflection across faith lines.

St John's Theology Symposia are co-sponsored by the CTPI and organised by the Church of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh.

The LGBT+ and Allies Group of New College is pleased to celebrate LGBT+ History month by providing a one-day conference.

Sanctuary First, New College at Edinburgh University, and the Centre for Digital Theology at Durham University are working together to develop a series of workshops about online church.

This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide – the worst atrocity on European soil since WWII.

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This conference explores the issues raised by the forthcoming volume, The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama (Bloomsbury Press).

Join us for a panel discussion on the theological and religious perspectives addressing issues in the meat and dairy industries.

Rev Canon Prof Robin Gill will consider three existing tensions within Christian ethics that promise to be influential.

Join a series of short presentations and a panel discussion to mark the launch of a new book: Peacebuilding and the Arts.

Is populism on the rise? Across the political spectrum, populism is considered a catch-all category to be critiqued.

Join us in Alexander Chow’s launching of his new book, Chinese Public Theology (Oxford University Press, 2018).

A discussion with the author, Dr Michael Banner, on his new book 'The Ethics of Everyday Life'.

Explore why Jerusalem continues to be be such a contested space and how religion can contribute or help build peace.

Join the discussion on far-right movements that have gained momentum in the Western world during the last few decades.

Join us for the launch of Dr Linden Bicket’s new book, George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination.

The CTPI and the Scottish Churches Anti Human Trafficking Group are pleased to announce a conference and Call for Submissions.

Join us to the Sue Innes Memorial Lecture, this year’s speaker is Dr Lesley Orr.

Imagination and art serve important yet often unacknowledged functions in the development of theology.

Join us for a discussion with Sam Well, Kate Polson, Alastair Cameron, John Rodgers and Mark Kennedy.

Wendy Young of Christian Aid Scotland will give a presentation based on her remarkable ’70 Munros’ challenge.

A one-day conference that explores current issues related to human trafficking from different contexts and perspectives.

Join our conversation with Charles Foster on his latest book.

A free Peace Photography Masterclass at the University of Edinburgh.

An account of surviving Gender Based Violence.

Report on our workshop 'visualising Peace'.

Join the discussion on domestic abuse, recognised by the Scottish Government as a major social and criminal justice issue.

A discussion with a panel of legal, policy and practice experts on child abuse.

Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP will introduced a Private Member’s Bill (PMB) to make the Istanbul Convention law in the UK.

The Scottish Government South East Scotland (SES) plan shows that ‘the capital city will become increasingly significant for the economy, culture and education of a much wider region.’

Join the disussion regarding the challenges of using human rights approaches to realise gender justice.

Hind Khoury, the General Secretary of Kairos Palestine, will be in Edinburgh on a visit hosted by the Iona Community.

We are hosting two seminars on justice and human rights, in the contexts of Palestine and Israel, and gender justice.

Upcoming Seminar examining the relationship between land and literature in Scotland.

This seminar will address the challenges to the churches which come with the chronic humanitarian situation facing refugees.

This seminar will look at how land plays out in the writing of Lewis Grassic Gibbon and of George Mackay Brown.

A lovely crowd of people representing diverse interests and organisations gathered in the Martin Hall for the RISECI.

A conference organised jointly by CTPI and the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin.

Rev. Janklow will discuss the Biblical Understandings and Christian Responses to asylum seekers and refugees.

Join this week's workshop with Eliza Jane Getman.

Poetry Reading with Michael O’Siadhail.

Join the book launch, discussion and reception of Place, Ecology and the Sacred: The moral geography of sustainable communities.

Professor Bryan Spinks will give a lecture on Evolution and Devolution of Worship in the Kirk.

A day conference with sessions on religion in international affairs and on sectarianism in Scotland.

A distinguished panel of academics and practitioners will reflect on some lessons to be learned from the Srebrenica Massacre.

Sangduk Kim on the Spectres of Justice Conference in Marburg.

Transforming Arms into Art Lecture, 2015

A roundtable event to consider the implications of the Scottish Government’s proposed Named Person service (Act 2014).

As part of the celebrations of CTPI’s 30th birthday we will be holding several events discussing the ethics of conflict.

You are warmly invited to the symposium 'To wonder is to praise'.

Mothering as a Metaphor for Ministry

A panel discussion on Surveillance, the State and the Media.

A seminar on music and peacebuilding.

An upcoming seminar of Peacebuilding Through Photojournalism.

Join us for a public lecture by Revd Dr Sam Wells.

The Annual Malcolm Goldsmith Lecture

Geoffrey Stevenson reports on the Christian Artists Europe conference

The Edinburgh Peace Initiative Inaugural Symposium will discuss the latest initiatives proposed by civil society and faith-based groups in the City of Edinburgh.

The Project on Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace, the Just World Institute and the Trans-Atlantic Seminar Series invite you to Mike Battcock's lecture.

CTPI in conjunction with IASH and Ekklesia is proud to announce the Occupy the Issues conference and seminar.

In this seminar Dr Alison Elliot present three iniciatives arising from the link between Christian faith and civil society. 

A lecture by Professor James J. Rusthoven.

A presentation and discussion on Ethics in Investment Banking.

You are warmly invited to hear Professor Graham Ward speak on ‘Political Discipleship’.

Invitation to Professor Mitchell's lecture 'Swords into Ploughshares: Transforming Arms into Art'.

Lesslie Newbigin's story is legendary to missionaries, ecumenists, theologians, and other Christians worldwide.

This conference aims to help the churches reflect theologically on public issues in post-devolution Scotland.

Professor Heelas and Dr Woodhead will present their evidence of the changing face of religion in contemporary Britain.

This conference discusses the critical role that schools have in developing active citizens.