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Mixing religion and politics: rethinking the common good

Mixing religion and politics: rethinking the common good

Our series of seminars ‘How to mix religion and politics’, begins with exploring renewed interest in the common good.

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This first seminar in the series given by Anna Rowlands will explore the renewed interest in the common good across the spectrum, and why it is both a very (frustratingly?) elastic idea and one that refuses to go away. We will look at its Christian lineage and suggest that it is an essential idea to help us address the most challenging issues we face today.

Anna Rowlands is St Hilda Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice at the University of Durham. She is a political theologian who works on Catholic and Anglican social theologies. She teaches and researches on religion and refugee studies in UK and Middle East. She is the author of the newly released Towards a Politics of Communion: Catholic Social Teaching in Dark Times , co–editor of The T&T Clark Reader in Political Theology, which can be purchased here, and is currently working on a new book on the social philosophies of Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil and Gillian Rose.

Join us on 1st February at 12.30pm GMT on Zoom.

Listen to Anna Rowlands on Reading Our Times here.

Sign up to our next webinar in the series on renewing democratic pluralism with Jonathan Chaplin here.

Sign up to our final webinar in the series on the trial of Jesus and the idea of justice with David Lloyd Dusenbury here.


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Anna Rowlands

Anna Rowlands

Dr Anna Rowlands is the St Hilda Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice in the Dept of Theology and Religion, Durham University and a member of the Centre for Catholic Studies. She is a political theologian and works on Catholic social teaching (CST), Anglican social theology, religion and forced migration, the politics of the common good and the social philosophies of Hannah Arendt,
Simone Weil and Gillian Rose. 

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