THE NEW COSMOPOLITANISM: A conference considering GLOBAL MIGRATION AND THE BUILDING OF A COMMON LIFE.
CTC’s Research Co-ordinator Caitlin Burbridge writes about this exciting event taking place on 14/15 October.
The global expansion in migration means large cities like London are becoming home to new waves of migrants. This change has instigated new ideas about social interaction, religion and cultural identity. In October, the Contextual Theology Centre will be partnering with the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies to host an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Contending Modernities project.
The conference, which grows out of our work in East London, offers:
… a fresh look at a question that is dominating the headlines – how the diverse groups that globalisation brings together can discern and promote a truly “common good”
… an opportunity to respond to the increasing focus on these issues from Pope Francis, which is catching the imagination of those far outside the Church
… a unique blend of academic rigour and on-the-ground engagement, funded by one of the world’s premier Catholic Universities
The conference is for practitioners and academics alike – for all who are working on these issues who want to move beyond both detached analysis and unreflective action.
You are invited to come to any or all of the three parts of the conference…
– An afternoon of workshops with academics including Dr Anna Rowlands, Prof R Scott Appleby and Prof Vincent Rougeau, and practitioners including former minister Sarah Teather MP and community organiser Ruhana Ali.
– A keynote lecture by the Most Revd Diarmuid Martin (Catholic Archbishop of Dublin) with responses from Islamic and secular thinkers.
– A morning workshop in east London, where practitioners respond to the new Theos/CTC report on “Making Multiculturalism Work.”
The conference takes place on 14/15 October and is free to attend. To register your attendance and for more information click here.