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Friday, 14 May 2010

How very BBC

An internal BBC email sent to me today. The BBC are hosting a staff discussion on Christianity. Who do they get to do it? A history professor and campaigner for gay rights who describes his own current religious position as that of an agnostic or atheist with a background in Anglicanism, and a Muslim academic who writes for the Tablet. As my correspondent comments, "How very BBC."

From: Internal Communications Scotland
Sent: 14 May 2010 09:32
Subject: A Conversation with Diarmaid MacCulloch: Pacific Quay, Monday 17 May, 5.45PM - 7.15PM
A Conversation with Diarmaid MacCulloch: Pacific Quay, Monday 17 May, 5.45PM - 7.15PM

On Monday (17th May) we will be marking the 80th anniversary of our Scottish Religious Advisory Committee (SRAC) with an event on the 3rd Floor of Pacific Quay.

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, world renowned Oxford University historian and presenter of the BBC Four series A History of Christianity, will be in conversation with SRAC Chair and Glasgow University's Director for the Study of Islam, Professor Mona Siddiqui.

The discussion - on Interpreting Christianity through its history: how the religious past shapes the religious present - will be before an invited audience of Scotland's faith leaders, with all faith groups represented and there will be opportunity for an audience Q&A.

Seats will be available for staff who might wish to attend. Given limitations on numbers it will be on a 'first come, first served' basis, so if you would like attend email Caroline Richardson or call her on 01 26068.

Issued on behalf of Ian Small, Head of Public Policy & Corporate Affairs, Scotland – please do not respond to this address
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