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Find out about Marian-themed events that may be of interest to our readers
The Friends of Sophia Fourth Annual Conference
The Return of the Mother: Rediscovering the Divine Feminine
Saturday 5 June 2021, 9.30 for 10am to 4.30pm, by Zoom
9.45: Word of Welcome
10.00 Margaret Barker, Founder of Temple Studies: The Return of Mother in the Bible
10.45: Coffee break
11.00: Sarah Boss, Centre for Marian Studies, St Mary's University, Twickenham: The Return of Mary as Mother
12.00: Hina Khalid, University of Cambridge: 'Our Mother in Heaven' - The Divine Feminine in Hinduism and Her South Asian Affinities
2.00 - 2.30: Michael Gartland (Anglican Priest, and Head of Chaplaincy Services, South Yorkshire NHS Trust): Short Meditation
2.30 - 3.00: Dominic White, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge: Wisdom the Mother and the Return of the World Soul
3.00 - 3.30: Bronwen Rees, Triratna Buddhist and psychotherapist: The principle of the Mother in Buddhism: the interconnectedness of all things
3.30 - 4.00: Tea
4.00: Conclusion: listening together to John Taverner’s composition, The Veil of the Temple
In collaboration with St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, London (InSpiRe Centre for Spirituality and Reconciliation) and the English Province of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans).
£27.39 full price (66 tickets available)
£11.67 students (33 tickets available)
* Please note that the prices including the booking fee.
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3rd July 2021
Ora Pro Nobis: Marian Devotion in the Middle Ages - A day in Honour of Dr Cathy Oakes.
Registration details to be announced. Further information from Dr Sally Dormer, .
8th-10th July 2021
Bridges and Boundaries: The Role of the Virgin Mary in Faith and Culture
The Centre for Marian Studies are joining with The Institute of Theology at St Mary’s University, for this conference which will be held at St Mary's University, Twickenham, London.
Confirmed speakers include Rev. Johann Roten, S.M. (The International Marian
Research Institute, University of Dayton, US);Rabbi Jonathan Allen (Independent
Scholar); Dr Sarah Jane Boss (The Centre for Marian Studies); Marius-Adrian Calin
(University of Heidelberg, Germany); Dr Elisabetta Canetta (St Mary’s University);
Dr Maria Enriqueta Garcia (TheMarianum, Italy); Dr Rita George-Tvrtković (Benedictine
University, Chicago, US); Dr Patrizia Granziera (Facultad de Artes, Universidad
Autónoma del Estadode Morelos, Cuernavaca-Mexico); Dr Mary Frances McKenna (Independent Scholar); Sr. Theresa Marie Chau Nguyen, OP (University of Saint Thomas, Houston, US); Dr Jacob Phillips (St Mary’s University); Professor Brian Reynolds (Fu Jen University, Taiwan); Dr Eileen Rubery (London School of Mosaics); Mr Mike Russell (Independent Scholar); Professor Salvador Ryan (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland); Professor Zeki Saritoprak (John Carroll University, US); Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi (The Institute of Ismaili Studies); Ingrid Stellmacher (founder and CEO of conflict resolution and peace building organisation, Le Menach Foundation); and Rev. Dr Andrew Unsworth (Archdiocese of Liverpool)
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