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Why might spiritual features of life be the secret to saving the world?

Why might spiritual features of life be the secret to saving the world?

On 21 February, philosopher Jonathan Rowson will speak at the Theos offices about why people hoping to make the world a better place need to pay attention to spirituality.

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Philosopher, Open Society Fellow and three–time British chess champion Jonathan Rowson argues that cultivating “spiritual sensibility” across society is essential for solving the world’s most complex political problems – and that the spiritual could and should be pivotal in this process.

In his recent publication Spiritualise, co–published by the RSA and Perspectiva, Rowson argues that our public debates aren’t working because we are far too coy about discussing human nature, meaning and purpose. He believes that spiritual matters underpin all of our most urgent shared living questions – how we wake up, grow up and wise up to the challenges of our time, not least the slow death of democracy, technological overreach and ecological insanity.

Rowson will discuss why he thinks secular activists, politicians and anyone concerned with a healthier world should pursue a more mature, curious and creative relationship with the spiritual dimension of life, and discuss what follows for cultivating spiritual sensibility within organised religion and across society.

Wednesday February 21st, 6.30pm for drinks reception; 7pm lecture, followed by Q&A.

 

Image by Plaits, under Creative Commons license 2.0.

Jonathan Rowson

Jonathan Rowson

Philosopher, Open Society Fellow and three–time British chess champion

Theos
77 Great Peter Street

London SW1P 2EZ

£0 – £8.14

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