Moral Development Reasoning and Decision Making

Online with Zoom

This course provides introduction developmental moral psychology in conversation with selected themes from within normative philosophical ethics (for example, ‘care’, ‘justice’ and ‘duty’. It engages with science and art.  It inquires into such questions as ‘what is moral maturity?’; how does the moral self develop?’; ‘what constitutes and conditions moral growth’?; ‘how to achieve moral excellence?’; ‘is good character enough for leading morally good life?’, ‘how do we assess difficult moral situations and prioritise goods?’; ‘how do we deal with moral incontinence or failure?’; ‘what should the content of moral education be in order foster moral growth?’. Cost:  £230 Dates: [...]

£230
Event Series Pearl Anniversary

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Election as part of the Margaret Beaufort Institute’s 30th Anniversary

Online with Zoom

A study day exploring Pope Francis’ theology, ecclesiology and ethics. It will focus on mission and spirituality in the Pontificate of Pope Francis  (with references to Evangelii Gaudium and Gaudete et Exsultate) and his perspective on ethics (with references to Amoris Laetitia, Laudato Si and Fratelli Tutti).  Leaders: Dr Peter Coughlan and Dr Anna Abram  Cost:  Free Dates: 18 March 2023 Time:  10:00 am to 04:00pm London time Method:  Online via Zoom To register: please enter to our Eventbrite event. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-the-10th-anniversary-of-pope-francis-election-tickets-493817911667 About the presenters  Dr Peter Coughlan was Under-Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity from 1980 to 1991. During this period, he was also a consultor [...]

Free

Christian Spirituality in the Contemporary World

Online with Zoom

Students will examine the impact of secularisation on expressions of Christian spirituality. They will consider the subjective turn within western society and the challenge presented to Christian spirituality by New Age and secular spiritualities. The idea of spiritual capital and its place within wider societal evaluations of spirituality. They explore the emergence of spirituality as an important component of well-being within contemporary society(e.g. healthcare, education etc), and the challenges that such expressions of spirituality pose for Christian spirituality. They will also examine expressions of spirituality that respond to these challenges. Add Event To Your Calendar Register here [...]

£230
Event Series Ethics MA

Ethics in Professional Context

Online with Zoom

Part I: 9 May, 15 May, 22 May, 30 May and 6 June, 17.00 – 19.00 Part II: 14 October 2023, 13.30 – 17.00 This interactive, interdisciplinary module is designed to explore ethical concepts as they form, relate and critique a particular professional context, with a view to helping students develop their own foundations and tools for reasoning about their own professional ethics. Elements such as sources of ethical thinking and moral imagination; central concepts such as equality, common good, human dignity; the value and spirituality of work; the role of ethics in society, all contribute to the theological context [...]

£230

JULIAN PILGRIMAGE TO MEDIEVAL NORWICH

NR1 1QT Rouen Road Norwich NR1 1QT

JULIAN PILGRIMAGE TO MEDIEVAL NORWICH event is officially sold out! For those who missed out on securing a spot for this incredible journey, don’t worry since we have an exciting lineup of upcoming events that we would love for you to be a part of. The next event on our calendar is the ANNUAL CAMBRIDGE ALUMNI FESTIVAL. Simply click on the following link to secure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annual-cambridge-alumni-festival-tickets-665244964597?aff=oddtdtcreator Join us for a fascinating and spiritually enriching pilgrimage through medieval Norwich in this, the 650th anniversary of Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love. The day will be led by Sr [...]

Free

Annual Cambridge Alumni Festival

Cambridge Blackfriars Buckingham Road Cambridge CB3 0DD

The Margaret Beaufort Institute is now 30! To celebrate this milestone, Blackfriars Priory will be opening its gardens to alumnae, friends and those with an interest in learning more about the Institute for a lavish tea party. An opportunity to connect and re-connect in beautiful surroundings. Programme: Welcome address followed by a lavish cream tea in the Priory's gardens with opportunity to re-connect with former students and make new connections. There will also be opportunity to ask questions from current members of staff and past students & to become members of the Margaret Beaufort Association. You can book your place [...]

Free

EXPLORING BIBLICAL VOICES

Online with Zoom

EXPLORING BIBLICAL VOICES This ten-work short course offers a creative engagement with a breadth of texts and methods in contemporary biblical studies. The course is team-taught by leading specialists in the fields of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Second Temple Judaism, and New Testament studies. Sessions will range across studies of the Pentateuch and Prophets, Wisdom literature, Gospels and Pauline literature, as well as less familiar texts, providing a snap-shot of the diversity of texts and approaches. The course is open to all who are interested in enriching their knowledge of Scripture, with no prior study required. Tuesday Evenings from the 3rd of October to [...]

£230

Discussion on the Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris

Online with Zoom

The Synod on Synodality, launched in October 2021, is one of the most important initiatives of Pope Francis’ pontificate. It also represents the widest process of listening/consultation ever to have taken place across the worldwide Catholic Church. Its purpose – as the word “synod” signifies - is to enable all the members of the Church to learn better how to journey together, a journeying together that seeks to give witness to the mission entrusted to it by the Risen Christ. Through the gift and guidance of the Spirit the whole process seeks to open horizons of hope for the fulfilment [...]

Free

Event Series International Conference

The Ministry of Women and Diaconal Ordination in the Catholic Church

Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge 25 West Road Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Synod synthesis documents make it clear that there is a strong call across the Catholic Church for the recognition and development of women’s ministry in the Catholic Church. The inclusion of women in the diaconate, attested in the New Testament, is proposed by the Synod's Instrumentum Laboris as a means to enable this. Scholars including Prof Phyllis Zagano and Prof Bernard Pottier SJ, former members of the first Papal Commission on Women and Diaconate, will examine the historical diaconate of women and what it could offer for the whole Church now, as well as considering how to promote the wider [...]

£10 – £45

Event Series Spirituality in the Ignatian Tradition

Spirituality in the Ignatian Tradition

Online with Zoom

This course will enable students to examine and reflect critically upon the theory and practice of Christian spiritual direction with a specific focus on the Ignatian Tradition. Building on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, this module will explore the dynamics of spiritual direction and issues that arise in the pastoral ministry of spiritual accompaniment. Students will examine the theory and practice of Christian spiritual direction with a specific focus on the Ignatian Tradition, engage with the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, reflect on pastoral ministry through the lens of spiritual direction, explore the issues that arise in the pastoral [...]

£115
Event Series Spirituality and the Arts

Spirituality and the Arts

Online with Zoom

During this course we will be looking at how Christian spirituality relates to the arts - literature, music and visual arts, including film. We will consider this relationship in the socio-historical and theological contexts in which it has developed, exploring differences and similarities between the Eastern and Western Christian perspectives. This will enable students to appreciate the place of the arts in Christian worship and the life of the Church. Students will engage with theological ideas underpinning ekphrasis, images and icons, the relationship between literature and spirituality as academic disciplines, reflect critically on relationship between theoretical approaches to film, aesthetics, [...]

£115

Classics of Christian Spirituality

Online with Zoom

This course introduces some of the great figures in the history of Christian Spirituality. Common themes of personal transformation and of relationship with God, self and others will emerge across a wide time period from the third to the twentieth centuries. The focus on six figures and movements will allow portions of the texts to be examined in some detail, as well as following wider spiritual themes. Lectures by Dr Gemma Simmonds & Dr Edward Howells Thursdays, from 5.15 om to 6.45 pm Programme 18th January: Introduction; what is spirituality? Texts and methods 25th January: Augustine, Confessions 1st February: Monastic [...]

£230