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Durham University

Centre for Catholic Studies

The Tablet 175th Anniversary Conference

The CCS was delighted to host the international conference entitled The Spirit of Catholic Renewal: Signs, Sources, and Calling (2-4 November 2015) marking the 175th anniversary of the first edition of The Tablet. The varied programme included a host of top speakers analysing the Catholic moment. The main sessions are shown below, all of which are available to listen to, view or read.

Session

Resources

Discerning the Catholic Moment: Reading the Signs of the Times

Chair: Prof. Janet Soskice (University of Cambridge)

Dr Alana Harris (Kings College London): A Social-Scientific Reading of the Contemporary Catholic Cultural Moment

Prof. Tina Beattie (University of Roehampton): Theological Reading (A) of the Contemporary Catholic Cultural Moment: Family Matters

Prof. Myriam Wijlens (University of Erfurt): Theological Reading (B) of the Contemporary Catholic Cultural Moment: Church Matters

Audio:

Dr Alana Harris & Prof. Tina Beattie

Paper:

Dr Alana Harris

Paper:

Prof. Tina Beattie

The Spirit and the Church: Keynote Address by Prof. Stanley Hauerwas (Duke University, Emeritus)

Chair: Prof. Karen Kilby (Durham University)

Respondent: Prof. Paul D. Murray (Durham University)

Video:

Prof. Hauerwas

Paper:

Prof. Hauerwas

Paper:

Prof Paul D Murray

The Preferential Option Today

Chair: Dr Mark Hayes (Durham University)

Dr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, SJ (Hekima University College, Nairobi): An African Perspective on Globalisation, Poverty, and the Call to Serve the Common Good

Dr Anna Rowlands (Durham University): For I Was a Stranger: Globalisation, Migrancy, Asylum, and Catholicism

Audio:

Dr Agbonkhianmeghe & Dr Anna Rowlands

Paper:

Dr Orobator

Paper:

Dr Anna Rowlands (blog)

The Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture 2015-2016: HE Cardinal Walter Kasper: Church, Mercy and the Signs of the Times

(This paper was given in absentia, and read by Prof Eamon Duffy, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, Emeritus.)

Welcome: Prof. Paul D. Murray (Durham University)

Opening Prayer: Rt Rev Séamus Cunningham (Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle)

Chair: fr Timothy Radcliffe (Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars, Oxford)

Respondent: Prof. Janet Soskice (University of Cambridge)

Video:

Cardinal Walter Kasper

Paper:

Cardinal Walter Kasper

Putting Our Own House in Order: The Challenges Within

Chair: Prof. Gerard Loughlin (Durham University)

Speaker: Sr Dr Ethna Regan (Dublin City University)

Speaker: fr Timothy Radcliffe (Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars, Oxford)

Audio:

Dr Ethna Regan & fr Timothy Radcliffe

Paper:

fr Timothy Radcliffe