Living Theology Birmingham 2019

This two–day course focusses on several aspects of how God is active in our world.

Everyone follows the course on on religion and peacebuilding, led by Dr Theodora Hawksley CJ, which will explore popular and scholarly ideas about the connections between religion, violence and peacebuilding. The participants will look in particular at teaching on peace in the Catholic Church. Each person will then choose two additional courses among those offered.

Courses outlines


Dr Theodora Hawksley CJ is a theologian by training, with a background in ecclesiology and social science. Her postdoctoral work at the University of Edinburgh focussed on peacebuilding and the arts, and she is currently finishing a book on Catholic social teaching on peace. She entered the Congregation of Jesus in 2015, and is based in London.

Michael Smith SJ is a Jesuit priest who has spent most of his life in education. He now specialises in adult education, and lectures in several places on theological topics. Beginning with a degree in physics, he has a special interest in the links between science and faith, and tries to maintain this view of reality in all his work.

David McLoughlin is a theologian who has spent most of his working life helping Christian leaders and activists – teachers, deacons, priests and bishops – get a clearer vision of the gospel of Jesus and its implications. He is a founder member of the Movement of Christian Workers which aims to inspire working people to transform the world by transforming their world of work. His favourite religious saying is: “The glory of God is a fully alive human being.” (St. Irenaeus 130-200 CE)

The venue

This course will be held at: St Paul's Convent, 94 Selly Park Road, Selly Park, Birmingham B29 7LL
Nearest train station is Selly Oak. See a map

The cost

The suggested offering for this course is £40 for both days which includes a light lunch each day. If this is a problem then there is no difficulty if you offer less than this.


Please note that booking does not open until January 2019. After that, please book in advance, so that we can get the numbers for catering and handouts correct.
E-mail and include which of the two B course, and which of the two C courses you wish to follow.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 16:30
St Paul's Convent
94 Selly Park Road
B29 7LL
United Kingdom