Theological imaginaries and models of development: A reflexive workshop
Campion Hall, Oxford
Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1.30-5.30pm
A large proportion of development actors in Latin America are inspired by their Catholic faith and act through Catholic institutions. At the same time, Latin America has been the site of plural Catholic theologies with explicit social and political implications. This exploratory workshop aims to understand how distinct theological imaginaries shape models of social action (and vice versa).
Editor's Note: We're grateful to the Campion Hall Archival Associate Altair Brandon-Salmon for the following essay telling of one of the Hall's more historically significant treasures.
During the past term, the Hall had the distinct pleasure of hosting Prof. John Morrell of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Prof. Morrell is a working artist specializing in watercolor landscapes; during his time in Oxford John worked on a number of on-site studies of the local environs in preparation for a larger exhibit in America in the coming months. The image (left) is one of those studies: A view of the Thames at Oxford, known as the Isis.
At the end of last year, the Roman Catholic church in Malta announced a new Maestro di Cappella: Hamish Dustagheer. Responsible for preparing and directing the music and choir during liturgical celebrations at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mdina and St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Hamish is also tasked with promoting liturgical music in the Archdiocese of Malta.
The Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy will screen Martin Scorsese's acclaimed film 'Silence' this Friday (19 May) at 7.30 pm.
The film, based on the book by Shusaku Endo, tells the harrowing story of Jesuit missionaries in 17th c. Japan.
On Saturday, 6 May, 2017, Mr Travis LaCouter, a postgraduate student of theology at the Hall, was admitted to the degree of Master of Studies (with distinction) during a ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre. The purpose of the nine-month Master of Studies (MSt) degree is to offer specialist graduate education in theology for able students, and to provide training in research methods as well as general education in a chosen field of research.
Dr Rebecca Anne Capel is a Campion Hall Junior Research Fellow in the University’s Department of Pharmacology, where she is engaged in a joint research project funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society. She writes of her recent research and conference activities:
The Hall community warmly welcomes Fr Ian Tomlinson, SJ, who has recently been appointed to the Campion Hall Jesuit community to provide support to the University's Jesuit-directed Catholic chaplaincy. Previously Director of Novices for the British Jesuit Province, and then official Assistant (Socius) to two Provincial Superiors, Ian has worked recently in Ignatian spirituality and at the Manchester Univerisities' Catholic chaplaincy.
--Text courtesy the Editor, Campion News. Find a link to our current issue on the top of the News page
Over two days in mid-January, three members of the Hall community travelled to Munich, Germany, to participate in a conference of systematic theologians from the University of Oxford and the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU). Participants were postgraduates and junior researchers from both universities, and the gathering was presided over by Professor Dr Jörg Lauster (Institute for Systematic Theology at LMU) and Professor Wener Jeanrod (Master of St Benet's Hall, OXford).