Dr Theodora Hawksley

I have never been persuaded by the argument from design.One of the classic ‘proofs’ for the existence of God, it argues from the complexity of the natural world to the existence of a designer, God. Its most well-known proponent is probably William Paley. If I stumble on a rock and am asked where it came from, he argues, I might say something like, “I don’t know. Maybe it’s always been there.” Were I to stumble upon a watch on the ground, however, I would not stop at such a response. Rather, the...
This month marks the fifth ‘birthday’ of Laudato Si. Where are we, in the journey towards addressing the climate emergency, and finding a new way of relating to creation? Dr Theodora Hawksley will introduce the theme of moral imagination, and ask how the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic might help us to recognise our global interdependence, and the need for an integral approach to human dignity, development and security.To attend this online talk simply create a Zoom...
On Palm Sunday, Dr Theodora Hawksley of the London Jesuit Centre at Farm Street, London will reflect on the way that the faithful accompany Jesus spiritually, as Jesus accompanies Christians when facing times of trial, suffering and bereavement.Leading the service is Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, parish priest at Farm Street. The service will mark the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, ahead of his trial and crucifixion less than a week later. Passiontide music will include contributions from...