Is it coy of me or just naive to question the conditions under which a discussion of gay marriage takes place on a topical TV show? Last night as I settled on the couch with a beer (brought by a friend staying the night), I switched over to Channel 4’s 10 O’Clock Live. … More The clapping, always with the clapping.
This paper is about a data collection process for my thesis. It is also about a spiritual journey from the French border to Logrono in the company of a specific cohort of people who all chose September 3rd as their particular date to start their Camino. If Rose (2010) says that sacredness offers a way to listen and Slater (2004) seeks more insider accounts for the development of religious geographies, this paper is an attempt to listen to and an attempt to account for experience. … More Journey geographies – a paper for the AAG
The overreaction implicit in Warsi’s argument is that secularisation has taken complete control over something called our culture, as if this is universally agreed upon and can elide massive gulfs that exist between a radical ministry to working class communities in Leeds and the kind of high church that Warsi is thinking of. … More How far is ‘too far’ again?
I am off to Lucerne in the next few days to attend the 6th International Colloquium of Geography of Religion. For the first time the group is meeting out of the lofty and colonial spires of Oxford and going all continental. This is quite exciting for me because I have never been in Switzerland and the gathering should be a good opportunity to meet with some non-Anglophone geographers of religion. … More Swiss time
Typographical errors aside, my CIG notes and slides from the Conference of Irish Geographers (pdf).