About PARKS at ONE
PARKS at ONE is a series of monthly lunchtime talks which aim to connect the Christian faith with the everyday lives of all those who work on the Cambridge Science, Innovation and Business Parks.
It's free, there is no need to book and everyone is welcome – whether you a person of faith, curious about the big questions of life, or just interested in finding out more about the Christian faith.
We meet at 1pm in the Trinity Centre conference suite on the Science Park and finish by 1.35pm allowing you to get on with your working day.
Food and drink can be purchased from the cafe adjacent to the conference suite or you are welcome to bring your own food and eat during the talk.
Tuesday 14th January 2020, 1pm, Trinity Centre, Cambridge Science Park
Religion as Relationship
“What if depression is, in fact, a form of grief - for our own lives not being as they should? What if it is a form of grief for the relational connections we have lost, yet still need?”
Johann Hari, Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression
“Every social media status update is a just a variation on a single request: ‘Would someone please acknowledge me?”
Religion today is viewed with deep suspicion in some quarters and yet admired in others. It's role and purpose in today's society is hotly debated. Religion can be a source of meaning, identity and belonging, a means to the good life, to serve others or as a coherent attempt to explain the reality we see around us.
In this talk a Clinical Psychologist explores religion as a powerful resource that meets our need for connectedness with the central idea that at the heart of the Christian faith is not ritual nor rules but a claim to a personal connection and relationship with the God who is there.
We were delighted to welcome Dr Amarjit Dulku to help us explore this topic.
Dr Amarjit qualified as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist after obtaining his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He now specialises as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in the NHS with people suffering from brain disorders and mental health challenges. He is also an Honorary Teacher in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leicester and an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society. Amarjit is also a Christian who seeks to integrate his faith and work and enjoys travelling and experiencing other cultures with his wife and daughter.