Denise Cush

Denise Cush

Denise Cush edited Celebrating Planet Earth with contributions by 10 authors.
Denise Cush (BA Oxford, MA Lancaster, PhD Warwick) is currently Professor of Religion and Education at Bath Spa University. She has taught Religious Studies in a sixth form college, trained both primary and secondary teachers in religious education, and taught Study of Religions at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Until recently she was Head of the Department of Study of Religions (now Religions, Philosophy and Ethics) at Bath Spa. She is deputy editor of the British Journal of Religious, a major international journal. In addition to religious education internationally, her teaching and research interests include Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and alternative spiritualities such as Paganism. She is also keen on promoting direct fieldwork experience of religious communities as the best way to learn about the religions and spiritualities of others -see

Philip Carr-Gomm is leader of the worldwide Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the largest Druid organisation. He is well –known for his writing on Druidry and related spirituality.

Alison Eve Cudby is a co-founder of Forest Church, liturgist and ritual leader for Ancient Arden Forest Church, and professional musician, singer and songwriter. She is also a Disertach in Ceile De tradition.

Denise Cush is Professor of Religion and Education at Bath Spa University, and has published research on young Pagans.

Graham Harvey is Reader in Religious Studies at the Open University and author of many books on Paganism.

Steve Hollinghurst is a freelance researcher, consultant and trainer in contemporary culture, evangelism and new forms of church within that context. He has had a particular focus on researching New Spiritualities and Contemporary Paganism for the past 20 years.

Simon Howell was at the time of the Conversation Team Vicar in the parish of Keynsham and Interfaith Adviser in the Diocese of Bath and Wells. He is now Team Vicar and Pioneer Minister in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Viannah Rain is the Pagan Federation’s Interfaith Officer in Devon and Cornwall.

Philip Shallcrass (Greywolf) leads the British Druid Order, and is also a musician.

Bruce Stanley is a co-founder of Forest Church and author of Forest Church: A Field Guide to Nature Connection for Groups and Individuals

Tess Ward is a hospice chaplain, retreat leader and author of The Celtic Wheel of the Year: Celtic and Christian Seasonal Prayers

Liz Williams is a Druid who writes for the Guardian and runs a shop in Glastonbury.

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