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Redeeming Power Project: Overcoming Abuse in Church and Society

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Redeeming Power Project: Overcoming Abuse in Church and Society

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Redeeming Power Project: Overcoming Abuse in Church and Society The International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology (INSeCT) is undertaking a 3-year, global research project on 'the nature, function and location of theology, with particular attention to the power of theology to overcome power abuse in Church and Society'. As its response, the European Society of Catholic Theology (ESCT) launched Redeeming Power: Overcoming Abuse in Church and Society, an interdisciplinary, collaborative research initiative, directed by InSpiRe's Dr Stephen Bullivant. Other institutions involved:
  • Heythrop College (UK)
  • University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • University of Trnava (Slovakia)
  • University of Opole (Poland)
  • Durham University (UK)
We are exploring, in a constructive manner, ways in which abuses of power - whether individual or collective - may be overcome and prevented in the future. While the scope of the project is intentionally broad (eg including abuse in families, the media, and politics), the sexual abuse crisis in the Church naturally forms a major focus. Please visit the Theologians together in Europe website for further details. News Redeeming Power Project newsletter (PDF file) Contact Details For more information, please contact project director Dr Stephen Bullivant on 020 8240 4185 or email stephen.bullivant@smuc.ac.uk Redeeming Power Conference, held on 4th-5th September 2012 A two-day conference was held at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, to launch Redeeming Power. Organized in conjunction with Heythrop College (University of London) and the Centre for Catholic Studies (Durham University) and an interdisciplinary, collaborative initiative of the European Society of Catholic Theology. Conference Schedule (PDF File) Speakers
  • Anna Arco (freelance journalist)
  • Rt Revd John Arnold (Auxiliary Bishop, Westminster)
  • Revd Prof. John Bell (Professor of Law, University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Prof Annemie Dillen (Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Sr Nuala Kenny SC (Professor Emerita of Bioethics, Dalhousie University, Canada)
  • Revd Dr Dariusz Krok (Assistant Professor of Psychology, Opole University, Poland)
  • Mgr Charles Scicluna (Promotor of Justice, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Holy See)
  • Madeleine Teahan (Assistant Editor, Catholic Herald)
PLUS short papers from researchers and practitioners in the fields of theology, psychology, bioethics, social work, canon law, and safeguarding, from Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Slovakia, the UK, and the USA. Press Coverage Vatican Radio's 30 minute feature on the conference News report on the Catholic News Service

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