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Understanding Radicalisation - a Saturday workshop at the  Hurtado Jesuit CentreRashad Ali from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and Damian Howard SJ of Heythrop College, University of London, will explore the nature and causes of religious extremism.Tickets are £10 for the morning, with coffee and cake included. To book please email welcome@hurtadocentre.org.uk
The Eye of Love book cover
A Symposium and Book LaunchA one-day symposium to celebrate the Jesuit educational ‘genius’ and intellectual tradition and the launch of Philosophy, Theology and the Jesuit Tradition: ‘The Eye of Love’ (Bloomsbury, 2017).Contributors to The Eye of Love - Micahel Kirwan SJ, Peter Gallagher SJ and Anna Abram -  will make presentations and lead discussion on key themes:• the ‘Jesuit way’: a strange, beautiful story• the Jesuits and the new dialogues between faith and reason• the Jesuits and...
Kevin Walls with St Aloysius' pupils
The Heythrop Institute of Religion and Society and the Religious Life Institute are holding a one-day colloquium on the current situation of Religious Congregations and Catholic Schools.In recent years we have been exploring a range of issues connected with Catholic education.  Over the next year we want to develop this further by considering the roles and relationship between religious congregations and the schools that these orders originally founded and in many instances still continue...
Jesus among the homeless at Holy Trinity Church, Braamfontein
The Homeless Jesus sculpture is to be unveiled at a Jesuit church in South Africa next week. The ceremony at Holy Trinity Church in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, will be attended by many homeless people who regularly attend Monday evening activities at the church.The “Homeless Jesus” is a work by Canadian sculptor Timothy P Schmalz and is a visual representation of Matthew 25, suggesting that Christ is with the most marginalized in our society. It portrays the Christ figure on a...
Heythrop College: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk
The Jesuit Trustees have issued the following statement on the current situation of Heythrop College and the Intellectual Apostolate:Recent changes in the financing of British Higher Education have led to rapidly-mounting costs. They have affected small specialist colleges disproportionately, and theology has been especially vulnerable. In the face of these external pressures, the Governors of Heythrop College have not been able to devise a sustainable financial plan to enable the College to...
Heythrop's new principal: Prof Claire Ozanne
The Governing Body of Heythrop College has appointed Professor Claire Ozanne as the new principal of the College. She will join on a two-year part-time secondment and will take overall responsibility for the management of the College and delivery of its mission.Prof Ozanne is currently deputy provost at the University of Roehampton. Her responsibilities will include overseeing Heythrop College’s orderly closure, due to take place at the end of the 2017-2018...
Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ with Fr Provincial, former General Nicolás and Fr Michael Holman SJ at Heythrop College
Yesterday’s radio airwaves had no shortage of participants from the British Province. On BBC Radio 2, Fr Damian Howard SJ was Clare Balding’s guest on Good Morning Sunday. He had been invited as a guest onto the programme to talk about Martin Scorsese’s film Silence, about 17th century Jesuit missionaries in Japan.Meanwhile, on BBC Radio Wales, Roy Jenkins’ award-winning programme All Things Considered was given over to Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ of Heythrop College,...
Diminishing resources in religious institutes – Planning for future challengesReligious congregations all over the Western World are experiencing increasing difficulties in providing for leadership in their own institute. It is a gradual process that stretches from a lack of financial experts to encountering difficulties in finding a general or provincial leadership team. Questions arise concerning the future of apostolic works, about the rights and obligations of diocesan bishops to...
Issue 95 of 'Jesuits & Friends' is available now
The winter 2016 edition of Jesuits and Friends is out this week, with the Jesuits’ new Superior General shown at prayer on the cover. Fr Arturo Sosa SJ from Venezuela was elected to be the 30th successor of St Ignatius Loyola at the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, which concluded last weekend in Rome. The magazine contains a report from the Congregation, alongside a biography of Fr General Sosa."It is clear that, with a Pope and a General both from South America,...
Heythrop College Credit: Mazur
At the end of September the Jesuits in Britain will start marketing their Heythrop College property at Kensington Square with a view to a sale. Such a sale has been envisaged ever since it became clear that Heythrop College, as presently constituted, was not sustainable and would therefore leave the site by the end of October 2018. In 2009, with their lease from the Religious of the Assumption about to expire, the Jesuits invested all the funds they had dedicated for higher education...

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