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Women Who Changed the Church Lecture: Women and the Synod

Online with Zoom

Many Catholic women, the mainstays of Catholic pastoral ministry, are increasingly frustrated by the Church’s response to requests for increased presence in the Church, for increased inclusion in pastoral ministry, for increased participation in decision making. How has the Church’s responded to their requests, to their repeated requests, for increased recognition of women as icons of Christ, and thereby appropriate persons to work as professionals in stable offices in the Church? Will the Synod make any difference? Date/ Time: 24 February 2022, 2:00pm to 3:30pm Cost: £10 Lecturer: Dr Phyllis Zagano Register via Eventbrite HERE. Women Who Changed the Church is [...]

£10

Research Seminar Series: Academic Writing in Theology

Online with Zoom

We offer supportive study skills seminars for research students.  Our own students get priority, but all are welcome if places are available.  Please contact Dr Férdia Stone Davis for more information at  fjs23@mbit.cam.ac.uk Research Seminar Series: Academic Writing in Theology How to Begin? Lent Term on Wednesdays 19 January 2022, 1pm–3pm: What is a PhD anyway?  Identifying a research question and getting started. 02 February 2022, 1pm–3pm: Academic writing: working within a discipline, building a structure and crafting the appropriate style. 16 February 2022, 1pm–3pm: Project and time management: discipline, deadlines and planning ahead. 02 March 2022, 1pm–3pm: Methods, methodologies [...]

Free

Women Who Changed the Church Lecture: On “Unruly” Catholic Nuns

Online with Zoom

Dr. Jeana DelRosso of Notre Dame of Maryland University will address the voices of current and former Catholic nuns who write about their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church. Through their writings we learn how these women act out their missions of social justice, challenge cultural and governmental policies, and attempt to reconcile their unruliness with their religious orders and the strictures of the church hierarchy. Date/ Time: 3 March 2022, 2:00pm to 3:30pm Cost: £10 Lecturer: Dr Jeana DelRosso Register via Eventbrite:  HERE Women Who Changed the Church is a series [...]

£10

CTP Module 4 Women Who Changed the Church Workshop 3 of 3

MBIT in Cambridge or Online via Zoom 12 - 14 Grange Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

From the women of the scripture to Catholic Women Speak, women have consistently changed church practice, communities, and ideas.  This eight lecture series, including this year’s Mary Ward lecture, will explore inspirational women whose lives and actions have been transformational within the Church.  By focusing on women in the historical and contemporary church, the course is designed to open discussion spaces to celebrate, uncover, and critique the contributions of women to and through Church history. Speakers include:  Prof Shannen Dee Williams of Villanova University (Mary Ward Lecture 2022), Prof Jeana Del Rosso of Notre Dame of Maryland University, Dr Sue [...]

Women Who Changed the Church Lecture: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle

Online with Zoom

Mary Ward Lecture 2022 Dr Shannen Dee Williams discusses the history of Black Catholic nuns in the United States, hailing them as the “forgotten prophets” of Catholicism and democracy. Drawing on oral histories and previously sealed church records, Williams demonstrates how master narratives of women’s religious life and Catholic commitments to racial and gender justice fundamentally change when the lives and experiences of African American nuns are taken seriously. For Black Catholic women and girls, embracing the celibate religious state constituted a radical act of resistance to white supremacy and the sexual terrorism built into chattel slavery and segregation. Williams [...]

Free

Living, Ageing, Dying: Exploring the Life Course in Dialogue with Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Macrina

Online with Zoom

This study day will take as its guide the fourth century Cappadocian abbess, Saint Macrina, as she is mediated to us through the writing of Gregory of Nyssa. We will consider especially the interrelation of her living and dying, asking how her living prepares for a distinctive kind of dying, and examine how the particular practices of her life frames the meaning of her death.  Her example will help us critically engage with a number of troubling presumptions about ageing and dying in our own era. Course Leader: Dr Jessica Scott Date: Wednesday March 16th 2022, 10.30am– 4.00pm (includes lunch [...]

£50

Seminar Series: Research Skills in Theology

MBIT in Cambridge or Online via Zoom 12 - 14 Grange Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Seminar Series: Research Skills in Theology  Theological Writing: finding a voice   Lent term     2nd February 2023, 2–4 pm Scripture and Community  in dialogue with memory and hope    16th Feb 2023, 2–4pm Tradition and Spirituality   in dialogue with prayer and patterns of holy living    2nd March 2023, 2–4 pm Theology and Mission in dialogue with the outer life of the community of faith   Academic writing in theology: endings  Easter term     27th April 2023, 2–4 pm Theology and the political arena in dialogue with civic society and centres of power 11th May 2023, 2–4 pm [...]

Free

Let My People Go: Reading the Book of Exodus A Gateway to the Old Testament

MBIT in Cambridge or Online via Zoom 12 - 14 Grange Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

This exciting 8 week course offers participants a dual opportunity – to read in its entirety a significant book of the Bible and to be involved in a ground-breaking research project. The Book of Exodus with its emphasis on the liberation of God’s people is a major key to understanding both the Old and New Testaments. Familiar stories include the birth of Moses, the ten plagues, the crossing of the Red Sea, manna in the desert, the giving of the Ten Commandments... You may have encountered these accounts in childhood and through readings at Sunday or weekday Mass. But are [...]

£200

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 Ethics MA

Catholic Social Thought

Online with Zoom

Catholic Social Thought (CST) includes the body of official social teachings of the Catholic Church as well as a wider body of thought and practice related to economic, social, and political life. Much of CST has been explicitly addressed not only to Catholics, but to people of all faiths and none, as it addresses issues of our common sociality and our common political structures. In this module we will introduce official documents (Catholic Social Teaching) as well as other sources, thinkers, social movements and practical action (wider Catholic social thought and praxis), focusing on the development of CST as well [...]

£230

Christian Mysticism East & West

Online with Zoom

Students will examine a variety of mystical texts, teachings and figures, for example: Gregory of Nyssa, John Chrysostom, Hadewijch and Teresa of Avila, from a variety of Christian traditions and will explore the continuities and discontinuities between pre-modern mystical texts understood in their historical and cultural context and contemporary interpretations from East and West. Students will explore the languages and images used within mystical texts and key doctrinal beliefs associated with Christian mysticism. Wednesdays 10th May – 28th June 2023 15.30 -18.00 Plus Intensive Saturday 7th October 2023 10am-17.00pm Add Event To Your Calendar Register here [...]

£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