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 Dialogues, Ecumenism, Theology and EcclesiologyThe conference will seek to engage with the various modern and contemporary challenges and contexts that the Eastern Christian tradition confronts today. Speakers will address the situation of Christianity in the Middle East; Ecumenical relations between the Eastern and Western churches; the Eastern Catholic churches - the question of mission and ecclesial identity; Armenian and Syriac Christian traditions.The Conference will also be an...
Refugee Stories: Changing the Narrative
A conference on the human realities of refugees in the UK, including voices from academics, practitioners and— most importantly—those seeking asylum themselves.Through the media, we all see images of refugees and hear stories about them. These, inevitably, help to form public perceptions. Yet behind the public perceptions, there are human realities. Besides the stories told about refugees, there are also the stories waiting to be told by refugees. Who takes the time to encounter those seeking...
New Directions in Theological Virtue EthicsVirtue ethics, a moral system based upon the virtues and human flourishing, offers a rich vocabulary for exploring questions of human well-being, character formation and applied moral issues. Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274), the Dominican philosopher and theologian, for whom ethics is 'the investigation of the ultimate end of human life and of the virtues and vices', is the author of one of the richest and most systematic virtue-based ethics in the Western...
Commemorating 75 years of Divino Afflante SpirituWHAT HAS BEEN THE ENDURING IMPACT OF POPE PIUS XII’S WARTIME ENCYCLICAL ON BIBLICAL STUDIES?HOW DOES STUDY OF THE BIBLE INFORM THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH TODAY?In September 1943, as the Second World War continued to rage, Pope Pius XII issued an encyclical promoting biblical studies entitled Divino Afflante Spiritu (‘Inspired by the Divine Spirit’). The encyclical encouraged Catholic exegetes to study the scriptures in their original languages and...
Heythrop Summer ConferenceInspired by the optimism about the indestructibility of the good expressed by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Heythrop College celebrates its achievements and looks forward to the future of its research in philosophy, theology and psychology.Draft ProgrammeN.B. Adjustments to this draft programme may be made in the coming weeks.Thursday 5 July 20189.30    Coffee9.50    Welcome      Professor Claire Ozanne, Principal10.00...
Heythrop College is pleased to welcome alumni and friends for this day of celebration.10.00   Arrival – coffee/tea10.30   John McDade: title TBC11.30   Alumni presentations12.30   Lunch14.00   Brendan Callaghan SJ: title TBC15.00   Peter Vardy: Reading the Signs of the Times16.00   Tea/coffee - departBOOKINGSBookings for the conference can be made via the Heythrop Shop using this link. There is a charge of £7 per...
Annual Study Day of the Society for Ecumenical StudiesIn association with Centre for Eastern Christianity Ecumenical PerspectivesHow a better understanding of what we actually DO in our places of Worship can enhance and promote the dialogue between Christians. This conference looks from a range of denominational perspectives at key issues of the topic in order to engage from a different angle in a fruitful area of ecumenical discussion.             ...
Francis Clooney SJ hears the citation from Michael Barnes SJ
On Tuesday 12 December Heythrop College welcomed graduands at Kensington Town Hall for a celebration of achievement with friends, family and academics.In his address to launch the proceedings the University of London Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Adrian Smith commented on the need for advanced critical intelligence in a climate of “threats and uncertainty”, saying “[the imperative] to criticise and challenge the status quo requires constant intellectual challenge like that offered by graduates...
Francis X Clooney SJ, Parkman Professor of Divinity, Harvard University will be giving a lecture at Heythrop College, entitled: 'Roused from slumber: Four Jesuits who woke up and found their way in India'.Fr Clooney writes: "When Pope Francis addressed the Jesuits from around the world who had gathered at the 36th General Congregation in Rome in October 2016, he highlighted the Jesuit virtue of 'aprovechamiento' or 'benefit' to describe the practical criterion of discernment in Ignatian...
Nick Austin is a Jesuit priest who teaches moral theology. He is also a spiritual director, and serves as a consultor to Fr Provincial. Nick's family were very involved in CLC (Christian Life Communities - an Ignatian organisation based on Ignatian spirituality, community and mission).  As a teenager Nick remembers watching TV on a Friday night whilst the CLC meetings where taking place next door. His parents' involvement in CLC also meant that Jesuits would often visit the family,...

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