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Centre for Catholic Studies

Founded in 2008, the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University represents a creative partnership between academy and church: a centre within the pluralist, public academy for critically constructive Catholic studies of the highest academic standing.

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ARCIC III Drafting Group Seminar

Exploring the local, regional and universal dimensions of Anglican and Catholic ecclesial life and their interrelationship

Weds 16 Nov 2016, 7.30-9pm, Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral

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Job Vacancies associated with the Centre for Catholic Studies

St Hilda Post in Catholic Social Thought and Practice (based in Durham)

The Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, home to the Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS), is seeking an outstanding scholar-teacher with gifts for public communication for the St Hilda Post in Catholic Social Thought and Practice. To be appointed at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, or Chair level. Closing date 30 November 2016.

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Research Assistant for the Religious Life Vitality Project (based in Cambridge)

A Conrad N Hilton Foundation grant has enabled the creation of a new Research Assistant role within the Religious Life Vitality Research Project, based at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge. Closing date 28 October 2016.

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