Forty Years and Counting – Christian Librarians celebrate forty years

Booking form for 2016 Conference PDF

Members of Christians in Library and Information Services will be holding their fortieth anniversary celebrations this year. The highlight of the celebrations will be a special anniversary Conference to be held on Saturday 23 April 2016 at the Salvation Army’s Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DJ. The Conference is entitled Forty Years and Counting and the guest speakers will be Nick Spencer, Research Director of the think tank Theos, and the Rev. William Morris, of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.

Theos will be celebrating its own tenth anniversary in 2016 having been launched in November 2006, a month after Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion was published.  Nick Spencer will be giving a talk entitled “Doing God:  Ten Years and Counting” and will talk about how the landscape has changed in that time, what Theos has learned, and what are the challenges and chances for Christianity in public life today.

Nick has written books on a number of subjects relating to religion and public life, most recently Atheists: The Origin of the Species and the forthcoming The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values. He has written for the Telegraph and the Guardian and various Christian publications, and has been named as one of the UK’s hundred ‘top’ Christians for his work for Theos.

. William Morris, author of Where is God at Work? will be answering the question “What Does it really Mean to Be a Christian in the Workplace?” He will tackle such questions as: Is it enough to be a “silent Christian”? Is being a Christian in the workplace just about personal honesty? Can we – and should we – try to change our workplace?  Does God care about work anyway?

In addition to being a member of the clergy team of St. Martin -in-the Fields,  William is currently Director, Global Tax Policy, in General Electric’s corporate tax department. He also chairs the CBI and BIAC Tax Committees.

The booking fee for the Conference, including lunch and refreshments, is £30.00 with a reduced rate of £25.00 for unwaged delegates. Non-members are welcome. Cheques should be made payable to Christians in Library and Information Services. Please use the Booking Form linked above to book your place.