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KU Big Read Book Club Week 7 - How Formal Does Faith Need to be to Deliver Satisfaction?

Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Price: free

KU Big Read Book Club Week 7 - How Formal Does Faith Need to be to Deliver Satisfaction?

This summer we will be hosting our second virtual Kingston University Big Read Book Club. We are extremely excited to announce that The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu (winner of a Betty Trask Award) has been chosen as this year's Big Read. During these unique online events, you will be able to hear a wide variety of Kingston staff members and alumni relate their fields of expertise to specific chapters from The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney.
The programme spans a wide range of subjects, from heritage and identity to fashion and art. These talks will be held weekly and will provide a great opportunity to connect with your new KU community before you arrive on campus.

Faith is a constant theme in The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney. We first meet several of the key characters while they are sitting in a teashop, plotting on how best to evangelize their fellow students. Over the past few years Dr Josh Bullock has researched the role and growth of non-religious assemblies, who meet – often on a Sunday morning – to share many of the characteristics of organized worship (e.g. community singing, listening to a talk, a time of reflection) just without the invocation of a deity. What characteristics do organised non-religion and religion share, and what could, and perhaps should, they learn from each other?


This week will be hosted by Dr Josh Bullock and Reverend Professor Sylvia Collins-Mayo.

Relevant Chapters: Prologue, 5, 10, 15, 18

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Alison Baverstock
Email: KUBigRead@kingston.ac.uk