Timothy Stacey is passionate to find the ‘myths’ or ‘stories of great events and characters’ that contribute to solidarity across religious, political and economic differences. His PhD at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, explored sources of solidarity amongst civic activists in the religiously, politically and economically diverse setting of London, UK. Tim is now living in Vancouver, Canada, where he is exploring the deep beliefs and values that contribute to solidarity amongst ‘secular activists’, that is, ‘people for whom religion is of no more than a secondary concern’.
Check out Tim’s ongoing Lived Religions Project with Fernande Pool, featuring many fascinating “interviews with ordinary people telling their unique story” livedreligionproject.com
With the rise of reactionary politics across the globe, it is arguably increasingly important for the academic community to give consideration to the prospects of developing and strengthening solidarity across apparent religious, political and economic differences. In this podcast, Chris speaks to Dr Timothy Stacey (University of Ottawa) about his forthcoming book, Myth and Solidarity in the Modern World: