How do we make a progressive path forward possible in this time of great social division? Can English national identity be redeemed from the conservative, authoritarian and sometimes avowedly fascist agenda that fixate on it? Is a healthy sense of nationhood achievable in a nation yet to come to terms with its colonialist legacy?
Join us for an evening with Alastair McIntosh, to discuss why, in the turmoil of Brexit, progressives need to talk frankly about fractured English identity from the point of view of community, identity, spirituality, belonging, land and place in order to seek peace. Questions he’ll be exploring include: How did we get to this point? What are the underlying economic, political and psychological or spiritual causes? And how do we move forward in ways that address, and do not sideline, real human needs?
Alastair McIntosh is a Scottish writer, broadcaster and activist on social, environmental and spiritual issues, raised on the Isle of Lewis. A Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology, a former Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, and an Honorary Fellow in the School of Divinity (New College) at Edinburgh University, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the College of Social Sciences at Glasgow University, he holds a BSc from the University of Aberdeen, an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in liberation theology and land reform from the University of Ulster.