Love, Grief, and Hope: Emotional responses to death and dying in the UK
Madeleine Pennington and Nathan Mladin’s report examining emotional responses to death and dying in the UK. 27/11/2023
Hannah Waite and Nick Spencer’s briefing paper on spiritual silicone. 23/05/2022
This briefing paper looks at the question of robot souls and robot rights. Do we think robots will ever develop a soul (whatever that is)? Do we think they should be accorded rights? Are whether particular groups in society – age, education, religion – are more (or less) accepting of ‘spiritual silicon’? And what might this say about the uniqueness of humans and the future boundary between carbon and silicon life?
The topics are drawn from the research project Science and religion: reframing the conversation, undertaken by Theos and The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.
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Hannah joined Theos in 2019. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Counselling and a PhD in Practical Theology both from the University of Aberdeen. She is particularly interested in mental health, disability and theology and was a founding member and community developer of Friendship House Aberdeen, a movement towards creating an inclusive community for adults with and without disability. She is working on Theos’ Religion and Science project.
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Theos researches and investigates the intersection of religion, politics and society in the contemporary world.