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April 2018

The Cost of Being Out and Proud (When You’d Rather Just Stay Quietly In)

Mon 23 April, 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm
Living out in the public arena can mean that every aspect of your life is open to scrutiny – and that you are at constant risk of being maligned and misunderstood. Jayne will offer her own personal insights into how she has sought to achieve a public presence and profile in a way that has sought to speak truth, whilst building trust and maintaining her integrity. She will also share her coping mechanisms for dealing with abuse. Jayne Ozanne is… Read more
May 2018

Public Lecture with Professor David Tracy – ‘Theology, Spirituality, Art: Michelangelo as Exemplar’

Sun 13 May, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Theology, Spirituality, Art: Michelangelo as Exemplar Sunday 13 May 2018, 5pm to 6.30pm David Tracy is perhaps the most eminent Roman Catholic, as well as North American, theologian of his generation. He comes to Sarum College to deliver a rare UK lecture. Students of theology may know his Blessed Rage for Order (1975) and The Analogical Imagination (1980), as well as his attractive and enduringly timely essay on the character of intellectual conversation, Plurality and Ambiguity (1986). Tracy’s writings of… Read more

Iterations: Spirituality in post-Christian Times

Mon 14 May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Following the success of a day conference in May 2017 (entitled Interrelations: Spirituality and Theology), the Sarum Centre for Contemporary Spirituality is pleased to announce a second day conference in this series on Monday 14 May 2018. We are also delighted to be welcoming leading US theologian of his generation, Professor David Tracy from the University of Chicago, for a Public Lecture on the preceding Sunday evening. Professor Tracy will also be participating in the Monday conference. Conference Theme –… Read more

The First Six Hundred Years: How Christianity Spread Around the Mediterranean

Thu 17 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Within ten years of the crucifixion Christianity had spread from Jerusalem to as far as Rome, and in the following decades to Antioch, Ephesus, Corinth, Cyprus, and Crete. How was this possible? This lecture will attempt to answer this question, and also track Christianity’s development as it began to embrace the whole of the Mediterranean. We shall drop in to some of the early great Councils of the Church, where doctrine was being decided. We shall visit the third century… Read more
June 2018

Contemplation, Meditation and Mindfulness: Intersecting Traditions

Wed 6 June, 11:00 am to Thu 7 June, 4:00 pm
Recent decades have seen a growth in meditative, contemplative and mindfulness practices, in and across different faith traditions and more secular contexts. For example, Zen has attracted practitioners from beyond Buddhism; Thomas Merton has inspired engagement with contemplation; Mindfulness practice has become a recognised aspect of contemporary healthcare; the World Community of Christian Meditation has connected many with the work of John Main and Lawrence Freeman. This conference draws together practitioners from across traditions, including those rooted in different faiths… Read more
August 2018

Sarum Summer School: Divine Wisdom to Nourish the Human Spirit

Mon 6 August, 2:00 pm to Sun 12 August, 2:00 pm
Sarum College invites you to the 2018 Summer School, to meet with others in an ecumenical space for reflection and imaginative thinking, and to discover living wisdom through dialogue with each other. Each of the working days of the conference will include high quality input designed to stimulate the reflective dialogue that will take place in groups and in informal conversation; and opportunities for participants to raise issues and share resources connected with the conference themes. Conference Themes Deepening reflection:… Read more
September 2018

2018 Niblett Memorial Lecture – Reimagine: The Role of the Church in the 21st Century

Sat 22 September, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In the early years of the 16th century a young German monk by the name of Martin Luther came to believe that the shape of the established Church and its relationship to the State did not fit the needs of the world in which he was called to live and serve. He wrote a commentary to reimagine faith and Church, based around the work of Paul and the Epistle to the Romans. In the early years of the 20th century… Read more
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