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COLLOQUIUM 2018

A World Without Christianity

On Friday and Saturday 29 and 30 June 2018 the CDC will host its fourth annual colloquium in Hobart, Tasmania. What would a Post-Christian world look like if John Lennon’s atheistic hope became a reality?

Imagine there’s no heaven –
It’s easy if you try;
No hell below us,
Above us only sky.
 

Imagine there’s no countries,
It isn’t hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for,
And no religion too.

Is it easy to imagine? Is religion a hindrance to peace – or quite the opposite? Would our world be a better place stripped of all religion, but particularly of Christianity? Would we be the poorer or the richer for that? What, if anything, would or could take Christianity’s place? What is the case for retaining and recognising religion as a vital asset, part of our social capital? Do we, after all, have any choice in the matter? We invite submissions from persons interested in addressing the topic.