Lockdowns from Lauriston

Following the success of 'Lockdowns from Lauriston', the Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Edinburgh is delighted to offer a new series of talks called 'Festival Flavours' (an alternative to the Edinburgh Festival!).We are now into week two of our Festival Flavours series from the Lauriston Jesuit Centre.On Tuesday evening (11th August) we were treated to a very powerful talk by Glasgow based artist ID Campbell who showcased a number of his portraits and the meaning behind the paintings. Firstly, Iain...
Following the success of 'Lockdowns from Lauriston', the Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Edinburgh is delighted to offer a new series of talks called 'Festival Flavours' (an alternative to the Edinburgh Festival!).Next week's talk is by Wezi Mhura and is called: 'The Black Lives Matter Mural Trail'.Wezi is a freelance producer working with widely diverse artists and genres. Her achievements include a London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Commission and two critically acclaimed events in the Glasgow 2014...
In the last of the Lockdowns from Lauriston talks, Fr Damian Howard SJ looks back on some of the key learning from the series and ahead to the challenges and opportunities for the Church in the ‘new normal’. As the Ignatian month of July invites us to celebrate the life and legacy of the founder of the Society of Jesus, it is important to remember that along with the tragedies, good things have also come out of the lockdown. Watch the talk here:  Video of The Church After Lockdown | Fr...
A bit about Fr AugustoFr. Augusto Zampini-Davies is an Argentine priest from the Diocese of San Isidro, Buenos Aires. In April 2020 he was appointed Adjunct Secretary of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, having worked in the Dicastery since its creation in 2016. He is currently leading the Vatican’s post-COVID19 task force.  In 2018, Pope Francis appointed him as one of the experts/advisors to the Synod of the Amazon.  Trained as a moral...
Dr Lorna Gold transported us back six months to pre-covid days with a timely reminder that we were already in crisis, watching forest fires raging and water levels rising. Her talk allowed us to ‘face into’ the converging crisis of the pandemic and the climate emergency, re-imagining a new normal, given that the old normal was killing the planet. It was chilling to see slides and graphs of predicted scenarios which included phrases like “ potential unravelling of civilisation”, but we were...
Lorna Gold is an important voice within the Catholic climate movement in Ireland and around the world.  She writes and speaks extensively on Pope Francis’ teaching in Laudato Sí, and her recent very personal book ‘Climate Generation’ has been highly praised.Lorna is a member of the economy group within the Vatican’s post-COVID 19 task force, vice-chair of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and a member of the Irish Government’s Advisory Group on the National Climate...
Dr Paul O’Reilly – or Fr Paul O’Reilly SJ (pictured) – will launch a new series of online Zoom talks, ‘Lockdowns from Lauriston’, from the Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Edinburgh with a look at his work supporting homeless people during the coronavirus lockdown.You can join this first talk and Q&A on Zoom at 7:30pm Tuesday May 5th using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2365092814During the present lockdown, while many people are forced to stay in their homes – many of them unable to...