Forthcoming events


INFORM Winter Seminar
Innovation, Violence and Paralysis: How do Minority Religions Cope with Uncertainty?

Date: Saturday 7 February 2014, 9.30am to 5.00pm
Location: New Academic Building, London School of Economics

What happens when groups lose control of their own destiny? Whether it leads to violence, as in the case of Aum Shinrikyo's response to a potential police investigation in 1995, or to non-violent innovations, as found in minority religions following the death of their founders or leaders, uncertainty and insecurity can lead to great change in the mission and even teachings of religious groups. What does it take to bring back certainty? Bringing together past and current members, as well as academics and practitioners this seminar will explore how minority religions and their members work with notions of uncertainty and insecurity.

Registration is now open and can be done using a credit/ debit card through PayPal| or by posting a booking form| and a cheque payable to Inform, Houghton St., London WC2A 2AE.

Tickets (including buffet lunch, coffee and tea) paid by 19 January 2015 cost £38 each (£18 students/unwaged). Tickets booked after 19 January 2015 will cost £48 each (£28 students / unwaged).